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Chester-East Lincoln School Board seeks to change board membership qualifier to ‘at large district’

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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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[Posted July 19, 2018]

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