Board Member Vacancy 2018

Update November 30, 2018
The District 64 Board of Education is expected to appoint former Board member Bob Johnson of Park Ridge to the vacant seat on the Board during a public meeting on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Jefferson School (multipurpose room), 8200 N. Greendale Avenue, Niles.

Update November 29, 2018
Three applications were received by the noon deadline today:

  • Bob Johnson
  • Russ Gentile
  • Deborah Lovett

The application materials are included in the Board meeting report for this date.

Update November 27, 2018
The Board of Education will conduct a special meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29 to discuss the applications for this vacancy and the appointment process next steps. The agenda is available on the Board meetings webpage. This meeting will be recorded, and the video will be available for viewing through the same webpage.

The Board of Education on November 16, 2018 announced that member Eastman Tiu had resigned effective November 15, and that the Board will immediately begin the process of filling the vacancy according to Board Policy 2:70. Mr. Tiu was elected to the Board in April 2017.

Because of the timing of his resignation, election officials will be adding an opportunity for a candidate to run for the unexpired, two-year portion of his term in the April 2, 2019 election. Also on April 2, community members will be electing three Board members to serve four-year terms.

Therefore, the Board of Education will select an interim replacement for Mr. Tiu to serve from the time of appointment until the seating of new Board members following the April election.

The Board has announced instructions and applicant qualifications for those community members who may be interested in applying for the interim appointment. 

Full details are available here to download and are shown below. 

Applicant Qualifications & Instructions for Interim Appointment 

A candidate must meet the legal qualifications set forth in Board Policy 2:40.

The interim appointment will be made in conformance with state law as found in Board Policy 2:70.

The term of office will be from the date of appointment to the special reorganizational meeting when the new Board is seated following the April 2, 2019 municipal election. 

The Board expects to review applications at a special Board meeting on Thursday, November 29, 2018. According to Board Policy 2:70, “After reviewing the applications, the Board may invite the prospective candidates for personal interviews to be conducted during duly scheduled open meetings.” The date of any such potential meetings has not been set, but may be the week of December 3 if the Board desires such interviews.

The Board desires to make its appointment at the December 10, 2018 regular meeting, which is within the 45-day timeframe required by law.

The Board will not accept applications from individuals who intend to run for election to the District 64 Board of Education on April 2, 2019 for the three, four-year terms previously known or the newly available two-year term created by the resignation of member Eastman Tiu.

Applicants should show familiarity with the Board’s policies regarding general duties and responsibilities of the Board and a Board member, including fiduciary responsibilities, conflict of interest, ethics and gift ban to name a few. Information about Board duties and policies are available on the District 64 website at: > Board of Education. The menu tab for Board Election 2019 although related to the April 2 election, also contains information on Board service that would be helpful for candidates interested in this interim appointment.

Applications must be received at the address below NO LATER THAN 12 NOON on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Please direct questions to Board President Anthony Borrelli, 

Applications should be written, and mailed or delivered to:
Board President Anthony Borrelli
Park Ridge-Niles School District 64
164 S. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068

The application must include:

  • Full name and contact information (home address, cell number and email address)
  • A letter of interest summarizing: why you would like to serve as an interim member of the District 64 Board of Education; the skills you would bring to the Board; and previous relevant community or non-profit experiences.
  • A resume.