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Notice of Sub-district 7 Vacancy

January 17, 2018

The following statement was read by Board President Adam Lopez during the January 16, 2018 regular Board of Education meeting:

“Effective January 5, 2018, Mr. Flamini resigned from his 'seat' as representative of Sub-District No. 7. 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Illinois School Code, Mrs. Gill’s office will notify the Regional Superintendent’s Office of the vacancy in writing tomorrow.

The remaining Board members will select a temporary Board Member to serve in Mr. Flamini’s place until the first meeting of May 2019 when the newly elected Board member will take her/his place. Under the School Code, the selection process is time sensitive, and the Board will move swiftly to name an interim member.

To be appointed to fill a School Board vacancy, a person must have the same qualifications as the person he/she was appointed to replace. On the date of the appointment, he/she must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of the State and the District for at least one (1) year preceding appointment, a registered voter, not a school trustee or school treasurer and shall not be a child sex offender. The successor board member must be an inhabitant of the particular area (or Sb-District) from which his predecessor was elected if residential requirements apply.

The Board invites any qualified resident of Sub-District 7 who is interested in serving to write to me, Adam Lopez, Board President, 1900 West Monroe, and provide me with (1) your contact information; (2) a short statement of the reason(s) why you would like to serve on the Board; and (3) a resume outlining any qualifications you feel you have to be a Board member.  All nominations are due by January 26, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. 

If the Board decides to conduct interviews, you will be notified.  Any interviews shall take place prior to the Board meeting on February 5, 2018."