Thursday, April 28, 2011
A new school board was seated in Community Consolidated School District 15 Wednesday.
A new era began in Community Consolidated School District 15 Wednesday, with the seating of three newly-elected school board members. Scott Herr, Manjula Sriram and Gerard Iannuzzelli were elected to the school board April 5. Former school board president Gerald Chapman and vice president James Ekeberg were defeated in the election. Sue Quinn chose not to seek re-election. School board member Dave Seiffert also is relatively new to the board having been appointed in February to replace Mark Bloom who resigned his seat because of scheduling conflicts. After seating its new members, the school board elected Tim Millar president by a vote of 4 to 3. Millar voted for himself along with Herr, Sriram and Iannuzzelli. Millar is the longest …
Friday, April 8, 2011
Is the fourth time a charm? Once again a trio of new faces joins the D15 Board
“The change it had to come, we knew it all along” - The Who The majority of voters motivated enough to cast a vote in the Community Consolidated School District 15 Board of Education election Tuesday agreed–a clean sweep of the school board was needed for a fresh start to begin. Granted there already has been significant turnover on the District 15 school board over the past three election cycles. Every spring since 2005, three new faces have been approved by the community. But the mix never was quite right. Voted into office in 2005 was current member Tim Millar and retired members Kelly Keenan and Wendy Rowden. Gerald Chapman, James Ekeberg and Sue Quinn were elected to replace three incumbents in 2007. Two years ago, …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Check back to Palatine Patch for election results April 5.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
In unofficial returns ...UPDATED: 11:45 P.M. April 5 School District 15 results (86 of 88 precincts reported) Vote for three Manjula Sriram 5,109 James G. Ekeberg 3,787 Scott Herr 5,670 Gerald D. Chapman 3,573 Gerard Iannuzzelli 5,217 David W. Seiffert 3,816 High School District 211 results (172 of 173 precincts reported) Vote for four George P. Brandt 9,367 Charles Fritz 6,686 Roman G. Golash 5,911 Richard Gerber 9,152 Bill Robertson 8,921 M. Bryan Neal 6,374 Mucia A. Burke 7,587 Palatine Village Council District 5 (13 of 13 precincts reported) Vote for one Kollin Kozlowski 592 Jack Wagner 455 Welcome to the Palatine Patch 2011 Election Guide. Here you will find links and pages detailing positions that will be up for election April 5, …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Letter writer supports challengers in District 15 school board race.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
On Tuesday April 5, the residents and taxpayers of Community Consolidated School District 15 will be selecting fellow community members to the Board of Education. Three of the candidates currently are incumbents and have not demonstrated their worthiness for re-election. Two of the candidates Gerald Chapman and Jim Ekeberg along with fellow board members Richard Bokor and Peggy Babcock are directly responsible for financial problems that face the district. You see, they approved contractual obligations with District employees knowing that these obligations would result in deficit-laden budgets as far as the eye can see. This school year that budget is almost $4 million out of balance and by school year 2015-16 the annual deficit will …
Monday, March 28, 2011
As of March 26 214 people had taken advantage of early voting at the Palatine Village Hall.
So far 214 votes have been cast early at the Palatine Village Hall. Early voting for the April 5 election began on March 14 and continues through March 31. The Palatine Village Hall, 200 E. Wood St., and most early voting locations are open through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. As of March 26, the total number of votes cast at the village hall had been 214 – an average slightly more than 17 a day. However, that number is not be fully indicative of how many people have turned out, so far, for elections in Palatine. Cook County registered voters have several possible locations where they can vote early. By comparison Schaumburg has had 615 early voters at the Schaumburg Public Library. Schaumburg, however, has a contested race for mayor. …
Friday, March 18, 2011
Candidates are willing to engage the community before the election but will it continue after the votes are counted Tuesday, April 5.
Is community engagement a high priority for our local school board candidates? It better be. On any school district organization chart, Community is at the top. They have one employee – the School Board. Every two years the Community has the opportunity to conduct a performance evaluation on those members whose terms are expiring yet want to continue to be employed. There is no tenure on school boards. New applicants have just as much a chance at proving themselves to the Community to secure one of those four-year positions. Over the past few weeks, Community Consolidated School District 15 and Township High School District 211 school board candidates had the opportunity to answer questions in public forums and complete questionnaires …
Monday, March 14, 2011
Palatine sent questionnaires to the six candidates competing for three seats on the Community Consolidated School District 15 school board.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Six candidates are vying for three open seats on the Community Consolidated School District 15 board in the April 5 election. Palatine Patch asked each candidate to answer questions related to their candidacy. Gerald Chapman Biography: Questions 1) What steps should District 15 take to balance its budget? It is the superintendent's responsibility to provide the school board with options and recommendations to reduce expenditures. That process is underway. Once those options and recommendations have been received and considered, then the school board will make final decisions. It is important to me that the reductions which have long-term impact be given highest priority so that the district can maintain long-term financial stability. 2) …
Friday, March 11, 2011
March 13 – 19 is Sunshine Week – a time to bring attention to the public’s right to know what their government is doing, and why – including their local school boards.
Sunshine Week seeks to enlighten and empower people to play an active role in their government at all levels, and to give them access to information that makes their lives better and their communities stronger. The public is encouraged to do something to engage in a discussion about the importance of open government – freedom of information. Launched in March 2005 by the American Society of News Editors, it continues to be celebrated in mid-March. Coincidentally, that is the same time Spotlight on the Board – a Web site dedicated to shining the light on Community Consolidated School District 15 Board of Education meetings was launched by outgoing school board member Sue Quinn. The first Education Matters column described the political …
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Candidates for the District15 school board squared off at a forum Saturday morning.
The six candidates for District 15's school board squared off during a Saturday morning forum held by the Palatine Township Republican Organization.