This press release from Huntley School District 158 reminds me that petitions for all school boards and McHenry County College are now available for circulation.
After the big TEA Party win in Delaware, I hope that people with the taxpayer’s pocketbook in mind will run for each local school board.
Those with a personal economic interest in who serves on school boards will surely be recruiting candidates and you probably won’t know who they are until they vote for teacher raises that exceed your own.
Here’s the press release:
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FILING PERIOD FOR SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES
Nominating petitions for the April 5, 2011 school board election in Consolidated School District 158, Board of Education of McHenry and Kane Counties, Illinois are available beginning Tuesday, September 21, 2010 through Friday, December 3, 2010, during regular days of business.
Four seats on the seven-member Board of Education will be filled at the April 5, 2011 election.
- Three (3) four-year terms, expiring in April 2015
- One (1) two-year term, expiring April 2013
Forms may be picked up in the office of the Board Recording Secretary, Naomi Fettes, at the Administrative Building, Door #1, located at 650 Academic Drive, Algonquin, Illinois on any business day between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A school board candidate’s petition must be filed in the same office no earlier than 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 13, 2010 and concluding 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 20, 2010.
If you are interested in obtaining petitions and/or information on serving on the Board, please contact Naomi Fettes, Board Operations at (847-659-6158.)
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Note that the majority of the Huntley School Board is up for election.
I am appreciative of the press release, but truly transparent local governments would post copies of their petitions on their web sites. Making potential candidates identify themselves gives electoral information that inevitably will work its way into the possession of incumbents.