Mattix resigns from Niles school board

Published 8:47 am Wednesday, January 24, 2007

By Staff
NILES – John Mattix, vice president of the Niles Community Schools Board of Education, resigned his post Monday night at the regular board meeting.
Mattix, a member of the board since 2001, said he wanted to devote his efforts toward passing in May the upcoming bond issue. His seat was set to expire in the spring and will be open at the May 8 election.
"I have made a personal commitment to be a member of the Bond Core Committee," Mattix stated in his letter of resignation. "I fully believe that passing this bond is essential, if not imperative, for the future of our community. My commitment to the core committee means that I plan to put my full energies into this important project. To this end, effective immediately, I am choosing to resign my position on the board."
Niles is proposing May 8 to voters a two-part bond for elementary upgrades and school safety, and renovating Eastside Elementary School for administration offices.
The tentative cost of proposal A is $38.35 million requiring 3.95 mills across a period of 29.87 years. The projected price for proposal B is $2.4 million and .25 mills for 29.87 years.
Citizens who are interested in filling the remaining six months of Mattix's term should submit a letter of interest to the superintendent's office at the Westside Administrative Services Center, 111 Spruce St., by 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29. The executive committee of the board will then interview interested candidates and make a recommendation to the full board of education.