Freeport School District Releases Statement On The Passing of George McCarty, President of Board of Education

It is with great sadness that FSD 145 announces the passing of Mr. George McCarty, President of our Board of Education. Mr. McCarty passed away on Sunday afternoon, due to COVID-19 related illness.

Mr. McCarty was in his 4th year as a member of the Board of Education and had served as president since September of 2020. He is also a former employee of FSD 145.

George will always be remembered for his true passion and love for our district. He was a strong advocate for students and staff and his voice and his presence will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Sue Ann, two adult daughters and two grandchildren. We ask the community to keep George’s family, his fellow board members and the entire FSD family in your thoughts and prayers. We will set aside time to honor George and his legacy at our next Board Meeting on Feb. 2.