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SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION

posted Jan 19, 2017, 12:14 PM by Bobbi Thomsen

The School Board Election for Orion Community Unit School District #223 will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  Three seats on the seven-member Board of Education will be filled at the April 4 election.  All three seats will serve four-year terms expiring in April 2021.  School board elections are nonpartisan and board candidates do not indicate a political party affiliation.

Membership of the board of education is restricted to a maximum of three members from any congressional township.  The three seats with terms expiring in April 2017 are from the townships of Andover (1), Colona (1) and Western (1).  The four seats with terms expiring in April 2019 are from the townships of Colona (1), Rural (2) and Western (1).  On the basis of the existing board membership, members may be elected in the following numbers from each congressional township:

·         Not more than 3 may be elected from Lynn Township.

·         Not more than 2 may be elected from Western Township.

·         Not more than 3 may be elected from Andover Township.

·         Not more than 3 may be elected from Osco Township.

·         Not more than 2 may be elected from Colona Township.

·         Not more than 3 may be elected from Edford Township.

·         Not more than 1 may be elected from Rural Township.

·         Not more than 3 may be elected from Coal Valley I Township.

Candidates running for the four-year terms (three seats open) are Brandon Cooper (Western Township), Aaron Kayser (Western Township), and Christi Monson (Andover Township).

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