To give local community members an opportunity to explore the “A-B-C’s” of what serving on a school board means, Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 is hosting an informal coffee on Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the District 64 Educational Service Center (ESC), 164 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge.
District 64 will elect four, four-year Board members on April 9, 2013. Elections are non-partisan and Board candidates do not indicate a political party affiliation. Candidate nominating petitions are due between December 17-24; the period for circulating nominating petitions began on September 25.
Current Board President John Heyde will offer a short overview of the duties of serving on the Board and the process for being elected. Superintendent Philip Bender and several past Board members will join in for an informal Q & A. Candidate packets and other helpful background materials also will be available for pick-up.
“We encourage anyone who is curious about the time commitments, challenges and rewards of serving on the Board of Education to come out and talk informally with community members who have served or are currently on our Board,” according to Superintendent Philip Bender. “Whether you are thinking about seeking a Board position now or in the future, it will be of great value to hear first-hand about what it’s like to contribute to local public education in this significant way,” he added.
District 64’s website now offers needed candidate filing information and resources about Board service at this link: http://www.d64.org/subsite/dist/page/board-education-election-600.