District 87, COD candidates make their cases for upcoming election
GLEN ELLYN — Candidates for Glenbard Township High School District 87 Board of Education laid out their positions on multiple issues facing the high school district during a Glen Ellyn League of Women Voter’s forum March 19.
Three incumbents — Robert Friend, board President Richard Heim and Tom Voltaggio, who has served on the board for more than 20 years — touted the districts successes in turning around a dire financial situation of a $24 million deficit to a $12 million surplus. They also lauded continued student achievement across the district.
The challengers — 2011 Glenbard North High School graduate Anthony Schullo, retired teacher Judith Weinstock and Jennifer Jendras, a mother of two in the Glenbard system — said the School Board needs new perspectives. As a recent graduate and current North Central College student, Schullo said he brings a student perspective, while Weinstock said she provides the perspective of faculty members. She said teaching 32 years at Glenbard West High School gives her “an inside view of what’s best for the district.” Jendras, an employee of the U.S. Department of Labor, stressed the importance of having a parent of current students on the board.
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