U-46 Community Advisory Council to host candidate forum March 4

  • Madhu Krishnamurthy

    Madhu Krishnamurthy

Posted2/24/2021 6:37 PM

On Thursday, March 4, Elgin Area School District's Community Advisory Council will host a virtual forum where the public can learn more about the school board candidates in the April 6 Consolidated Election.

"We have all seen firsthand what an important role our board of education members play when tough, complex decisions have to be made for our district," said CAC Chairperson Larry Bury. "We're proud that we will once again host an event that will allow members of our U-46 community to learn more about the candidates and their positions on the variety of issues that impact our schools and students."


The board of education is responsible for determining the policies which guide the operation of U-46. Elected members serve four-year terms and are not paid for their services. It is a non-partisan position.

The U-46 board has seven members, along with a non-voting student advisor. In the election on April 6, voters in U-46 will choose up to three candidates on their ballots for the the board. The top three vote-getters will be elected.

Four candidates filed in December to run for a seat. They are Dawn Martin of Bartlett; incumbent Veronica Noland of Elgin; incumbent Melissa Owens of Bartlett; and LeJewel Crigler of Elgin.

The CAC's School Board Candidate Forum will start at 7 p.m Thursday, March 4, via Zoom.

The moderator will be Madhu Krishnamurthy, a senior staff writer and education writer for the Daily Herald.

Those interested in attending can register at bit.ly/CAC-Forum. It is open to all, and Spanish language translation will be available.


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