Monday, March 25, 2013
A guide to the April 2013 District 230 school board race, pitting eight candidates for four seats.
Monday, March 25
Two incumbents on the Consolidated High School District 230 school board and six newcomers will duke it out in the upcoming April election. Carol Baker and currently serve. Ben Twietmeyer, Kathleen Murphy-Peterson, Melissa Gracias, Tony Serratore, Susan Dalton and Anthony Catalano are challenging for four open seats on the board. Early voting begins March 25. Election Day is April 9. When we get closer to the days when you can cast a ballot, we'll post links to biographical and issue-based information about the trustee candidates. THE 'MUST-READ' STORIES Interesting stories relevant to District 230: Join Patch! Create a free user account and join the discussion about the future of the area. You'll be subscribed to the free daily newsletter…
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Twietmeyer's responses to a questionnaire sent to candidates in the District 230 board race.
Name Ben Twietmeyer Position Sought Consolidated High School District 230 Board Member Campaign Contact Information firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown Tinley Park Family Members Wife: Kerri Gruca-Twietmeyer, 33 Daughter: Emiyah Twietmeyer, 10 Son: Luke Twietmeyer, 8 Education Bethel University St. Paul, MN B.A. Life Science Education; Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL M.A.E.D. Curriculum and Instruction Current Occupation and Employer Alan B. Shepard High School, Science Teacher Political Party Affiliation Nonpartisan Why are you seeking office? I believe that our district needs professional educators as a part of their leadership team. I am one of only two candidates that have such experience. As a future parent of two Andrew High…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Serratore's responses to a questionnaire sent to candidates in the District 230 board race.
Friday, March 8
Name Tony Serratore Position Sought District 230 School Board Member Campaign Contact Information Website: www.230united.com Email: email@example.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/230Unoted/452342661486670 Home Town Tinley Park Family members Wife: Carol Serratore, 53 Son: Mark Serratore, 24 Son: Thomas Serratore, 21 Education Brother Rice High School, 1972 St. Mary’s University, Winona, MN, 1976—BA-Business/Accounting DePaul University,1985—MBA-Business Administration Current Occupation and Employer Co.Controller at Beverly Bank & Trust Political Party Affiliation Nonpartisan Why are you seeking office? My sons received an outstanding education from Andrew High School; both in the classroom and outside the classroom. They were very…
Dalton's responses to a questionnaire sent to candidates in the District 230 board race.
Friday, March 8
Name Susan A. Dalton, 49 Position Sought Consolidated High School District 230 Board Member Campaign Contact Information Email: 230United@gmail.com Website: 230 United Mailing address: 230 United, 13801 Elm Street, Orland Park, IL 60462 Hometown Orland Park Family Members Husband: John Dalton, 47, employed at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Daughter: Catherine Dalton, 20 Son: James Dalton, 17 Education Carl Sandburg High School, Class of 1981; Moraine Valley Community College, 2001, A.S. Current Occupation and Employer Office Administrator/Human Resources at Diamond Pool & Spa, Inc.; Parent Faculty Student Association (PFSA) Recording Secretary, Carl Sandburg High School; Parent School Improvement Committee, …
Catalano's responses to a questionnaire sent to candidates in the District 230 board race.
Friday, March 8
Name Anthony Catalano, Jr., 24 Position Sought Consolidated High School District 230 Board Member Campaign Contact Information Phone: 708-220-6422 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: Catalano4Schools.org Facebook: Anthony Catalano Jr for District 230 School Board Hometown Orland Park Family Members Mother: Carlene Catalano Father: Anthony Catalano, Sr. Brother: Dominic Catalano Education Loyola University Chicago, 2011 — Dual degree in Political Science and Economics Current Occupation and Employer Forecast Analyst at Provisur Technologies Political Party Affiliation Nonpartisan Why are you seeking office? As an alumnus of Carl Sandburg High School and longtime resident of the district, I bring experience, character, and vision …
Gracias' responses to a questionnaire sent to candidates in the District 230 board race.
Name Melissa Gracias Position Sought Consolidated High School District 230 Board Member Campaign Contact Information Phone: 708-361-3772 Email: Graciasmelissa@gmail.com Website: 230 United Facebook: 230 United Hometown Palos Park Family Members Husband: Felipe Gracias Son: Antonio Gracias, 22 Son: Andre Gracias, 19 Daughter: Gia Maria Gracias, 9 Education Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Liberal Arts; Westminster University, Salt Lake City, Utah, Arts; Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI, Bachelor of Marketing Current Occupation and Employer Homemaker, volunteer, board member for District 118 Educational Foundation, board member for Palos Park Police Foundation, chair for Palos District 118 PFA Political Party Affiliation …
Friday, November 30, 2012
As officials examine the 2012 property tax levy, worry grows over shortfalls that might hit the district.
An Orland Park mall's property tax dispute with Cook County and declining funds from the state could cause multimillion-dollar shortfalls for District 230, officials said Thursday. The dire forecast comes as the Consolidated High School District 230 School Board adopted resolution on an estimated property tax levy that includes a $1.4 million increase over what district taxpayers were billed last year. Even with some major shifting of funds, the district needs a 1.5 percent hike for the 2012 levy to help cover costs. The estimated levy, totaling about $100 million, was approved in a 4-1 board vote Thursday night inside Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park. A final levy will need board approval in December before it can be submitted …
Monday, September 24, 2012
A Cook County judge found probable cause for the arrest of three women accused of stealing money from Carl Sandburg High School's cashier's office on Sept. 5.
A theft case against three women accused of stealing $10,000 cash from Carl Sandburg High School will continue after a Cook County judge found probable cause during a preliminary hearing on Monday. Police say Linda Nassar, 36, and Sally Quaraveh, 22, both of Worth, and Sabrina Yassin, 20, of Orland Park, stole the cash from the high school’s cashier’s office on Sept. 5. The women were there to register Nassar's son for school, according to a release from the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. The three women are all represented by defense attorney James I. Stepanek and are out on bond. Quaraveh was wearing a hot pink sheer shirt over black pants; Nassar was wearing light grey capri jogging pants and a black shirt; and Yassin wore a …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Are you wondering how much area school districts, municipalities and libraries are taxing their residents? Then you need to read this list.
By now all homeowners in Cook County should have received their property tax bills. The following information is provided by the Cook County Clerk's Office and compares the year over year taxing rates of all local bodies. Tax rates are calculated by taking the amount of money levied by each district and the value of all taxable property within that district. Simple enough, right? Well here is where things get a bit trickier. From the County Clerk: Each Cook County taxing body with a statutory ceiling has its levy adjusted to the maximum amount based on the statutory ceiling for the district and the previous year’s total equalized assessed value (EAV) of property plus the value of any new construction, or the current year EAV―whichever is…
Monday, June 11, 2012
Students will have the opportunity to prepare for high school as well as receive support for future planning.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Stagg High School students and families are invited to Free Summer Guidance Workshop and Presentations to aid in the transition to high school as well as post-high school planning. Call the Guidance Department at 708-974-7423 to register. Career Cruising “Parent Portal” Presentation Thursday, July 26 from 4 -5 pm in the Media Center The Parent Portal allows parents and guardians to monitor and comment on their child’s career development activities. From the central dashboard parents can track their child’s portfolio completion status, view their child’s portfolio, including the interests, achievements, goals, and career and education plans he or she has recorded. For more information, please call: Rich Kowalczyk at 708-974-7447. “…