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Members of Public Invited to Forum Featuring Candidates for U-46 Board of Education


March 11, 2019 

Members of the public who want to learn more about the men and women running for a seat on the U-46 Board of Education are invited to attend a candidate forum on Thursday, March 14.

The Citizens’ Advisory Council is hosting the event ahead of the April 2 Consolidated Election. The moderator will be Madhu Krishnamurthy, a senior staff writer and education writer for the Daily Herald.

The Board of Education (BOE) is responsible for determining the policies which guide the operation of School District U-46. Elected members serve four-year terms and are not paid for their services. It is a non-partisan position.

The U-46 BOE has seven members, along with a non-voting student advisor. Four seats are up for election on April 2; voters in U-46 will choose up to four candidates on their ballots for the BOE. The top four vote-getters will be elected.

A total of eight candidates filed in December to run for a seat on the BOE. They are incumbents John T. Devereux of Bartlett; Susan E. Kerr of Bartlett; and Jeanette Ward of West Chicago; as well as Daniel Hancock of Hanover Park; Eva J. Porter of Hanover Park; Tina Rio of Bartlett; Ina Silva-Sobolewski of Hanover Park; and Kathleen (Kate) Thommes of Elgin.

WHO: Candidates running to join the U-46 Board of Education in the April 2 Consolidated Election 

WHAT: BOE Candidate Forum, organized by the CAC’s Candidate Forum Ad-hoc Committee. A Spanish interpreter will be available at the event.

WHERE: The Auditorium of the Dream Academy, which is adjacent to the District’s Educational Services Center, 355 E. Chicago St., Elgin. Attendees should enter through the ESC main doors, and they will then be directed to the auditorium on the second floor.

WHEN: Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m.  Those attending are asked to arrive a few minutes early to find seating and get settled before the forum gets underway.