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To the editor:
At the board
meeting on July 24, the Chester-East Lincoln CCSD #61 Board of
Education will be voting on a resolution to elect board members at
large without restriction by township of residence within the
district. If the resolution is passed by the board, a public
question will be place on the ballot in November for voters. If it
passes, board members will be elected at large without restriction
by area of residence within the district.
Why are we doing this? For the last year, Chester-East Lincoln CCSD
#61 has been functioning as a six member board instead of seven
because we have been unable to fill the last seat due to the
limitation of board seats per township.
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By becoming an at large district, it would allow the
townships to no longer be an issue when filling the seats on the
board. It would essentially mean anyone residing within the district
boundaries would be eligible to be a board member regardless of the
township in which they live.
[Information provided by
Laura Irwin, Administrator Chester-East Lincoln CCSD #61]
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