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Caucus Endorses District 30 Candidates

The Northbrook/Glenbrook School District 30 Caucus endorses one incumbent, two newcomers.

The Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 Caucus endorsed a slate of three candidates running for three vacancies on the school board.

The Caucus voted to endorse, in alphabetical order: Ursula Sedlak, Fred Sloneker and Ken Spero, for the upcoming April election. Spero is the only incumbent in the endorsed slate.

If elected in April, the candidates will serve on the District 30 Board for four-year terms, beginning in the 2013-14 school year.

The caucus interviewed a number of qualified candidates, and wishes to thank all the candidates for their interest in serving the school community, according to a press release about its decision.

The school board election will be held Tuesday, April 9. Candidates have until 5 p.m., Dec. 26 to file a petition to be placed on the ballot.

M.B.21 January 20, 2013 at 05:13 AM
That's terrific news. These three candidates have the character, qualifications, experience and are forward thinking. I look forward to their representing us on the school board.
Silvio Dante January 20, 2013 at 05:50 AM
Anyone willing to serve, gets my respect. Kudos to the candidates. Yet, the entire caucus system is a bit too 1950s for me. I do not need a quasi-anonymous group of individuals deciding who is fit to serve. I would like to see all folks who want to serve be able to put their experience to the voters and let the people decide. I hear lots of stories from incredible people who have been turned down by the caucus over the years, thus, getting turned off by the entire system. How unfortunate. Yet, it seems that people today do not really care about who the caucus promotes or endorses. Good luck to the candidates even if they are running unopposed. Some healthy competition would be nice. No reason for a caucus screening process when there are not enough candidates to even run. Concentrating on fixing the potholes on village streets would be a better way to spend your time.
Veronica Katranis January 20, 2013 at 02:43 PM
Serving on a caucus is one example of volunteering your time for the good of the community and all that are on the District 30 caucus are doing so because of their interest and commitment to the school district that they live in. If you'd like potholes fixed, contact the village.
Silvio Dante January 20, 2013 at 03:31 PM
I have contacted all caucus backed village leaders and nothing has been done. "there is no money" is the answer I receive. Perhaps it is time to get rid of the caucus and these elected officials.
Veronica Katranis January 20, 2013 at 03:49 PM
The caucus is not a group of elected officials, they are volunteers. They are a mixed group of individuals representing parents from District 30 schools (Wescott, Willowbrook and Maple) as well as community members at large not specifically connected to a school. They provide a service to the public by interviewing interested candidates in the school board. The district 30 caucus is not helping elect Village positions, they are helping by endorsing candidates that will fill open spots on the Board of Education (who are also volunteers). Either way, members of the Board of Education and members of the Caucus have no say so on repairing potholes. Sounds like you have an issue with a totally unrelated group.

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