Quite a few Patch readers have asked whether Dist. 218 school board member Johnny Holmes should leave or have demanded outright his resignation from the board. Holmes was arrested in December for drunken driving and abruptly retired from his position as Robbins police chief earlier this month.
Here's what some are saying about Holmes:
Mother 24: "I want to know why Chief Holmes wasn't held accountable for his FIRST DUI?!! Public officials should be held to the same regards of the law, just as everyday citizens are!! Does Mr Holmes not realize the consequences of drinking and driving? God-Forbid a drunk driver ever hurt someone close to him, I'm sure he would want justice served, yet he gave no regard to himself getting behind the wheel of a vehicle & possibly putting innocent peoples' lives at risk!! Shame on you Mr. Holmes for being so stupid & careless!! You deserve to lose your positions with the Robbins Police Department & Dist.218 SChool Board!!!"
Daniel White: "For the parents and students of Community High District 218 we encourage Mr. Holmes to immediately resign from the CHSD 218 School Board as well. The integrity of our community and students should be of the highest value and we trust the School Board Members will do the right thing and make this change as quickly as possible."
ME: "He needs to be kicked off the district 218 Board as well. If he stays on the Board, what are we telling our kids? Get him out now!"
Kelly: "He should lose his job, and be removed from the School Board. What type of an example is this to the residents of Robbins or the students, parents and faculty of District 218? I am a taxpaying member of District 218 who requests his immediate resignation from the Board."