Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Brinkmeier will apply the highest standards to achieve the best outcomes for students, the community and district employees.
Wednesday, March 20
I believe District 205 needs another proven leader on its board, and that leader is Alan J. Brinkmeier. We no longer want someone who has no experience or understanding of our community. School Board members are among the most important community positions. The decisions that they make not only effect students, but also school district employees and residents on a daily basis. I believe Alan is the best candidate for a board position because he understands all aspects of this job. When acting as a School Board member, one must start with the understanding that every student has the basic right to a great public school education and put those interests first before their own. I believe Alan fully embraces this understanding and will always …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Incumbent School Board candidate answers questions from Elmhurst Patch on why he's running, financial challenges facing the district, teacher morale and more.
Thursday, March 7
Campaign Information www.jimcollins205.org email@example.com Family: Wife, Julie; daughters Katherine, a sophomore at York, and Anna, a fourth-grader at Edison Education: Professional Experience: Wells Fargo Securities, the investment banking division of Wells Fargo & Co. Credit Suisse|First Boston Why are you running for School Board? I am seeking re-election to the School Board because I am convinced Elmhurst 205 can become one of the very best school districts in the United States. We have all the essential ingredients: great teachers, great students, supportive parents, a community that is supportive of education, and now we have an experienced administration that knows how to take a very good school district and transform it into …
School Board candidate answers questions from Elmhurst Patch on why he's running, school finances, teacher morale and more.
Thursday, March 7
Campaign Information www.alan4district205.com firstname.lastname@example.org Family: Wife, Gail; daughter, Alex, 21, graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University and planning to attend law school in the fall; and daughter, Perri, 16, junior at York High School Education: Occupation: Attorney, Brinkmeier Law Group LLC Why are you seeking office? I think that District 205 needs another proven leader. Listening to the residents, I see these comments with great frequency. I’ve been an Elmhurst resident for more than 40 years. Knowing you and the things you hold important for our schools and the needs of our community are key parts of who I am. I promise to bring integrity with a strong dose of ethical leadership to tackle the planning necessary to…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Also on the agenda: Purchase of surveillance equipment, donation to the York automotive department and IMEA recognition.
Elmhurst District 205 School Board has a lot on its agenda Tuesday, Jan. 22. The board will first meet in closed session at 6 p.m. to discuss pending litigation, negotiations and approval of closed session minutes. Following the closed session, the board will convene in its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will begin with recognition of middle and high school students who participated in the Illinois Music Educators Association festival in November. The following middle school students performed in the IMEA Junior Festival: York Community High School students were awarded All-State recognition in their particular musical specialty and will perform in the All-State Band, Chorus and Orchestra Festival Jan. 23-26 at the Illinois Music…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Jim Collins and Emily Bastedo can continue their campaigns for District 205 Board.
The Elmhurst District 205 Electoral Board hearing scheduled for 4 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 11, has been canceled. The hearing originally was scheduled to hear petition challenges filed by Elmhurst resident Darlene Heslop against two School Board candidates, board President Jim Collins and newcomer Emily Bastedo. According to an announcement from the District 205 administrative office, the hearing was canceled because Heslop withdrew her objections to the nomination papers of both candidates. Related: School Board Candidate Explains the Now-moot Petition Challenge He and Fellow Candidate Faced In addition to Collins and Bastedo, Alan Brinkmeier and Margaret Harrell each are seeking one of the three open seats on the School Board. The terms …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Have comments for School Board members? Bring them to the meeting Tuesday.
Elmhurst Unit District 205 Board is back to school this week with a brief agenda to cover. The board's first meeting of the new year will convene at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Administration Building, 162 S. York. The regular meeting will be preceded by an executive session at 6 p.m. to discuss pending litigation and student residency. The regular meeting will begin with public comments; members of the public will be invited to speak for up to three minutes on any topic. Superintendent David Pruneau will then discuss district enrollment projections and staffing. After a review of upcoming meetings, the board will take action on the student residency issue from closed session and hear any additional reports or communications from …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Also, some 40 supplemental novels for middle and high schoolers are set to be approved for display, and a new tool will allow more effective debt recovery.
Elmhurst Unit District 205 School Board will meet on Tuesday to discuss the 2012 School Report Card and bond refinancing, and honor some exceptional students, among other business. The board will first meet in closed session at 6:30 p.m. to discuss probable or imminent litigation and employment of an employee. The open meeting will convene at 7:30 p.m. in the board room at the administration building, 162 S. York St. First item on the agenda is student and staff recognition: The board will then take public comment from members of the community on any topic. Speakers will be allowed three minutes. Superintendent David Pruneau will review any Freedom of Information Act requests, which will be followed by a presentation on the 2012 School …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Board is also expected to approve debt refinancing.
Among other business, the Elmhurst Unit District 205 Board is expected to ratify a contract with the Elmhurst Teachers Union when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the district administration building, 162 S. York St. The meeting will be preceded by a closed session to discuss collective negotiations and employment of an employee. The public meeting will begin with a proclamation honoring this year's Illinois High School Association state speech champion, Sarah King. Ten members of the York Speech Team qualified for the state finals, which were held Feb. 18 in Peoria. King is the first state speech champion in the history of York High School. Next, the public will be invited to speak for up to three minutes on any topic. …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Also, IMEA All-staters will be recognized and several donations are expected to be approved.
Elmhurst Unit District 205 School Board will hold its regular business meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the District 205 administration building. The board will first meet in closed session at 6 p.m. to discuss student residency and collective negotiations. At the public meeting, the board will recognize via proclamation the All-state Illinois Music Educators Association competitors from York High School. Students audition and compete to earn a place in the district's honor ensemble, from which All-state Musicians are chosen. All-state musicians from York are Abigail Arnold (bassoon), Annamarie Giordano (soprano voice), Nathan Gornick (clarinet), Gretchen Hedrick (alto voice), Helen Knudsen (soprano voice), Haley Kost (clarinet), …