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 …
District 15 school board candidates participated in a forum held by the Northwest Suburban Council of PTA/PTSA.
The six candidates vying for three seats on the District 15 school board squared off at a public forum Thursday. The forum took place in the gymnasium of Walter Sundling Jr. High School. Early voting for the April 5 election already is underway. Registered voters can cast their ballot at the Palatine Village Hall, 200 E. Wood St. The District 15 race includes three incumbents Gerald Chapman, James Ekeberg and Dave Seiffert. Chapman and Ekeberg were elected four years ago, Seiffert was appointed to the board to fill a vacant seat. The challengers—Scott Herr, Manjula Sriram and Gerard Iannuzzelli—are running as a slate. The six candidates answered questions from the audience for more than an hour. Among the topics was what could be done to …
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) …
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.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
The Community Consolidated District 15 school board appointed Palatine resident Dave Seiffert to fill a vacant seat.
The District 15 school board appointed David Seiffert to fill a seat left vacant by Mark Bloom's resignation earlier this month. Bloom had two years remaining on his term and resigned from the board because of scheduling conflicts with work. Seiffert already was a candidate for the school board in the upcoming April election. Seiffert was appointed by a 4 to 2 vote, with two of the yes votes coming from board members he is facing in the April election. Despite being appointed to the school board, Seiffert will remain on the April ballot. "I hope to secure a four-year seat," Seiffert said, adding that he plans to campaign hard. Seiffert said he was committed to the children and the school district. He said he had made a commitment to run …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
There will be six candidates vying for three seats this April for the Community Consolidated School District 15 board.
Six candidates will compete for three spots on the Community Consolidated School District 15 board in the April election. The final day to file was Monday and two candidates waited until the final day to drop their election petitions off at the district office. The field features two incumbent school board members – board president Gerald Chapman and James Ekeberg. The four challengers are Scott Herr, Manjula Sriram, Dave Seiffert and Gerard Iannuzzelli. Incumbent Sue Quinn chose not to seek reelection. Chapman has the most experience in education. Before becoming a school board member for District 15 in 2007, Chapman worked for Township High School District 211 for 36 years, including 11 as superintendent. "Education has been my career …
Monday, December 13, 2010
Community Consolidated School District 15 board member Sue Quinn has announced she will not seek another term on the board.
Community Consolidated School District 15 board member Sue Quinn will not seek another term. "It's been a great privilege to serve the community for these past four years," Quinn said. "The time has come for me to focus on my family." Monday, Dec. 13 was the first day for candidates to file for the school board. Two incumbents – school board president Gerald Chapman and board member James Ekeberg – did so. Also filing were newcomers Scott Herr and Manjula Sriram. The last day election petitions can be filed is Dec. 20. In all, three seats will be up in the April 5 election. Quinn said the decision not to run was a personal one. Among the factors was her writing career. "My writing career is starting to take off and I need to focus on that…