Questions remain about whether a District 218 board member charged with DUI will continue his tenure.
Johnny Holmes, who was pulled over in Midlothian while allegedly carrying a flask of alcohol on Dec. 22, failed to show for a regularly scheduled Community High School District 218 Monday night. Holmes is accused of drunken driving for the second time in three years. He announced his retirement from his job as the Village of Robbins police chief earlier this month.
Board President Randy Heuser said he spoke Sunday afternoon with Holmes, who indicated he was "weighing his options" for how to proceed with the school district.
"He still hasn't decided what he'd going to do," Heuser said. "After he makes his decision, we will, as a board, decide what our options are at that point.
"It's way too early for us to do anything because we don't know anything," he added.
Holmes told the president that he believed he still has much to offer the board.
"Obviously, one of (his options) would be resignation," Heuser said. "He still feels he has a lot to contribute to the board ... He's going to weigh the pros and cons."
District 218 includes H. L. Richards High School in Oak Lawn and Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights.