Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A product of New Lenox School District 122, Rhonda Starklauf plans to keep the students at the forefront of her decisions on the NLSD122 Board of Education.
Rhonda Starklauf, a 36-year-old biology teacher at Lincoln-Way Central High School, is one of two newcomers to the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education. It was a hotly contested race—10 candidates for five seats. She and newly elected member Phil Adair will officially take their seats by May. Reflecting on her narrow win over incumbents Deborah Kedzior and Bill Pender and the contentious state of the NLSD122 Board, Starklauf said she's approaching her four-year term of office with a focus on the issues that relate to the operations of the district. Aware that many voters looked at the election as an opportunity to oust anyone affiliated with the current board, Starklauf said she's not planning to adopt a difficult-to-work-…
Monday, April 15, 2013
A retired salesman, Adair intends to utilize his people skills to bring the board together.
Phil Adair, a 67-year-old retired salesman who currently drives a bus part-time for Trinity Services, is one of two newcomers to the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education. It was a hotly contested race—10 candidates for five seats. He and newly elected member Rhonda Starklauf will officially take their seats by May. In light of the contentious atmosphere that dominated the board for the past several months, especially in regard to the multi-layered issues surrounding Member Kathy Miller's temporary ouster from the ballot and the current federal lawsuit she has since filed against Member Maureen Broderick, there was strong out-with-the-old and in-with-the-new sentiment in the community. Ultimately, the election was divided …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The top headlines in New Lenox Patch this past week concerned a woman who ran over an Oak Lawn cop and the election of a new board of education in New Lenox School District 122.
New Lenox residents this past week were attracted to headlines about a woman fleeing an arrest for possession of cocaine and ran over a police officer in the process, as well as the election for the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education. New Lenox Woman Fleeing Coke Arrest Runs Over Oak Lawn Cop Woman refused to unlock her doors, ran over cop and got away during drug arrest, police said. 2013 Election NLSD122: Martino, Smith, Adair, Starklauf and Miller Patrick Martino was the top vote-getter in the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education race. Ten candidates were vying for five seats. Readers might like: Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Patch sites:
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
New Lenox School District 122 board member Kathy Miller filed a federal lawsuit against fellow board member Maureen Broderick, accusing her of violating her 1st and 14th amendment rights.
New Lenox School District 122 board member Kathy Miller filed a federal lawsuit against fellow board member Maureen Broderick. The suit alleges that Broderick violated Miller's First and 14th amendment rights. According to the Miller's attorney Mike Foley, the suit was filed on March 27 at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago. The lawsuit stems from the Jan. 11 election hearing regarding Miller's candidate petition. The 2-1 vote at that hearing temporarily removed Miller's name from the April 9 election ballot. Ultimately, Miller was placed back on the ballot. The notary error on the petition was determined on Jan. 28 to be insufficient to eliminate incumbent Miller from the New Lenox school board ballot, Will County Judge John Anderson…
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The top two headlines in New Lenox Patch this week concerned the upcoming election and new businesses coming to town.
The New Lenox Town Center is filling up. Fresh Development for New Lenox Town Center New stores are headed for New Lenox Town Center near Walmart. Candidate forums, televised statement and written profiles paint an apt picture of the 10 candidates vying for five seats on the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education. 2013 Election: District 122 School Board A total of 10 candidates running for five seats: Eight for 4-year terms, two for 2-year terms. Readers might like: Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Patch sites:
Sunday, March 24, 2013
A third-grader from New Lenox showed her true colors, Sun-Times Media reports.
A New Lenox girl who performed a good deed was recognized by the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education. While on a field trip to see a play at Governors State University, University Park, Haley Greco, a third-grader, happened upon a $10 bill. Instead of considering it her good fortune and pocketing it, she turned it over to university staff, according to a Sun-Times Media report. Consequently, she and her family received free tickets to an upcoming play. NLSD122 Board President Nick DiSandro celebrated her good deed at a March 23 board meeting. For more details visit the Sun-Times Media report. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Patrick Martino, of New Lenox, is running for a 4-year term on the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education.
Running for a 4-year-term on the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education is Patrick Martino, of New Lenox. Get to know Martino: Martino's educational background: I am a graduate of Illinois State University with a Bachelors of Science with a Major in Communications and Minor in Psychology Martino's Occupation and Employer: Project Program Manager - Partner Channel - XO Communications - Providing national program management analysis and recommend and develop strategic programs to grow and retain revenue within the $263 million dollar Partner Channel Business Unit. School Funding issues are my biggest focus. The State of Illinois has abdicated their financial responsibilities for funding education. We as a board will need to …
A spike in interest rates forced the NLSD122 Board to put a hold on plans to sell working cash bonds.
A spike in interest rates over the past couple of weeks forced the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education to put a hold on plan to sell $5.6 million in working cash bonds. The plan was to authorize the bond sale at the regular Wednesday Board of Education meeting. Representatives from investment advisors R. W. Baird Investments told the board that interest had gone too high to follow through at this time with the sale of working cash bonds to fill in the gap in funding gaps due largely to the decline in state funding. If purchased as planned, the bonds would have a costly impact on the district, which is why R.W. Baird advisors along with District Business Manager Harold Huang decided to hold off. By the middle of last week, …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
New Lenox school board member Maureen Broderick refused to resign, so Kathy Miller is moving the battle between the two to court.
- On news
Sunday, February 24
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
New Lenox school board member Maureen Broderick refused to resign, so Miller initiated the process for a civil suit in the ongoing election-related battle.
Board members from New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education continued to do battle Wednesday night, and this time Maureen Broderick was up to bat. Broderick announced at the regular meeting that Kathy Miller had on Feb. 1 issued her an ultimatum—resign or face a lawsuit. The controversy stems from a Jan. 11 hearing, objecting to Miller's nomination petition. The notary error on the petition was determined on Jan. 28 to be insufficient to eliminate incumbent Kathy Miller from the New Lenox school board ballot, Will County Judge John Anderson ruled. Broderick was accused of orchestrating the objection to the petition in such a way that she could sit on the district's Election Board and vote in favor of invalidating Miller's petition…