For the April 4th Consolidated Election, there are three open slots on the school board; and for those three spots, three candidates filed the necessary paperwork prior to the deadline in December of 2016, and thus each are running uncontested. From the Champaign County Clerk’s website:
- Gianina Baker – Member of the Board of Education – 4 Year Term
- Bruce Brown – Member of the Board of Education – 4 Year Term
- Heather Vazquez – Member of the Board of Education – 4 Year Term
All three interviewed for the open position in January of 2016 (a board appointment, not an election). For those that are interested, here is some more information from the Jan 2016 interviews (including applications):
Gianina has already served for one year. Mr. Brown and Ms. Vazquez are replacing Lynn Stuckey and Jonathan Westfield. I believe all three will be sworn in at the April 10th Regular BOE meeting.
Congrats to all three!