The school board is hoping to receive a large number of applications to fill a current vacancy on the school board. I would encourage you to consider this opportunity, especially since now is an excellent time to be a part of the board. Most notably, there is already an excellent cast of characters on the school, so you would be joining a synergistic team.
Applications are due this Wednesday (January 27th). For more information, read the Unit 4’s news item:
If you have any questions, I implore you to ask.
Update: Here are the applications of the eight that were selected to be interviewed on Feb 1st:
G. David Frye: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/champil/Board.nsf/files/A6KMD654E1B8/$file/Frye.pdf
Virginia Holder: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/champil/Board.nsf/files/A6KMEJ54F88F/$file/Virginia%20Holder.pdf
Holly Wilper: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/champil/Board.nsf/files/A6KMJ5552469/$file/Holly%20Wilper.pdf
Heather Vazquez: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/champil/Board.nsf/files/A6KLPH552738/$file/Heather%20Vazquez.pdf
Jamar Brown: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/champil/Board.nsf/files/A6KPEG5B2F78/$file/Jamar%20Brown.pdf
Marisela Orozco: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/champil/Board.nsf/files/A6KPEY5B39AC/$file/Marisela%20Orozco.pdf
Gianina Baker: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/champil/Board.nsf/files/A6KT3575549C/$file/Gianina%20Baker.pdf
Bruce Brown: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/champil/Board.nsf/files/A6KUE97BA989/$file/Bruce%20Brown.pdf
The video of the candidate “forum” is on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/153915577
From the vimeo video, I have extracted the 7 questions that were asked of all the board member candidates, including timestamps of each section. I also took note of when Ms. Gianina Baker responded, since she was awarded the position; it is not my intent to sleight the other remarkable responses, I just have not yet bookmarked them all.
Begin: 18:37 Baker: 18:37
Question 1: As a member of the board of education, you will be a representative of the community. How do you plan to communicate with various groups within the Unit 4 community?
Begin: 31:41 Baker: 41:08
Question 2: Expulsions ultimately rest on the shoulders of the BOE. What do you see as a strength and a weakness for you in this area?
Begin: 42:36 Baker: 50:15
Question 3: Please share what your experience and familiarity related to Unit 4 and the consent decree.
Begin: 54:10 Baker 1:02:11
Question 4: Please share what has been your level of involvement in community-based organizations.
Begin: 1:07:38 Baker: 1:13:49
Question 5: One hallmark of a successful school board is the ability to distinguish between board work and staff work. Please describe what this means to you.
Begin: 1:27:42 Baker: 1:30:16
Question 6: Do you support collective bargaining rights? Please explain why or why not.
Begin: 1:35:34 Baker: 1:37:26
Question 7: Describe the ideal relationship between the community, board, the administrations, and the union(s).
Begin: 1:44:45 Baker: 1:44:58
Begin: 1:55:10 Baker: 2:04:33