School Board changing a bit

Last week the NG reported that Tom Lockman had stepped down from his seat on the board. Yesterday the NG reported that Sue Grey has done likewise.

 

Obviously this makes things interesting for the board. Due to the laws about filling and appointing seats, the board has to file papers with the Regional Office of Education (ROE – Jane Quinlan’s turf) with some lead time before appointing new members. Now the rest of the board has two vacancies to fill in January, to serve out the rest the remaining 4 months until the April elections. To date, I only know of four people who have publicly made noises about running for the elections in April, two of them are incumbent. So….. that means the other two could potentially express an interest in these vacancies. Will they?

 

Last week I wrote a letter to the editor urging citizens to make their voices known and get involved in (very) local governing bodies. The school board is one such place where you can speak up. What can your school board do for you? There is a ton of stuff going on in the school district right now; lots of positive things, but also lots of changes in progress. Not everyone likes change. What do you want to see happen?

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3 Responses to “School Board changing a bit”

  1. Karen Says:

    As is well known, I am not afraid of asking dumb questions. What insight do you have with respect to why the individuals stepping down could not have waited unitl April to prevent the quick-fill (45 days?) situations now going to occur?

  2. Karen Says:

    Can your Letter to the Editor be viewed online, Charles?

  3. charlesdschultz Says:

    @Karen, I made a new post about it:
    https://thecitizen4blog.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/demographics-and-opinion-research-and-community-discussions-oh-my/

    Also, Stephanie posted the announcement about the vacancies and that we (in general) have until January 8th to submit names for those that are interested:
    http://www.champaignschools.org/news/news_view.php?action=view&news_type=press_release&id_news=639


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