District 308 Superintendent Dan O’Donnell submitted his letter of resignation to the School Board Wednesday, according to district spokeswoman Kristine Liptrot.
O’Donnell’s contract with the district was to expire in June 2013, and the board will vote Monday as part of the personnel report on whether to accept his resignation.
His last day with the district likely will be June 30, Liptrot said.
When asked why O’Donnell resigned, Liptrot could only say “the letter has not been released and it’s in the hands of the Board of Education.”
Liptrot said the letter will be released after the vote on the personnel report Monday.
O’Donnell began in District 308 in July of 2009.
Update 5:55 p.m. Board members Laurie Pasteris and Brent Lightfoot have both said they have no comment on the resignation.
Updated 6:35 p.m. Reached early Wednesday night, Board President Bill Walsh said the search for O'Donnell's replacement will begin once the board votes to accept his resignation.
As for how the news will affect several large projects ongoing in the district, Walsh said he expects O'Donnell to be fully involved through his final day on the job.
"Dr. O'Donnell is a professional. His resignation is effective June 30 and I expect him to be engaged in all his job duties," Walsh said.