MILLBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT 24 NEWS
For immediate release
September 12, 2018 Contact: Jason Lind, Superintendent of Schools 847-245-2900
SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS
Four seats on the seven-member Board of Education for the Millburn School District 24 will be filled at the April 2, 2019 election. There are four seats each for a four-year term, or until April 2023.
To be eligible to serve, a school board member must be, on the date of election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a resident of the State of Illinois and the school district for at least one year immediately preceding the election, a registered voter, be neither a school trustee nor a school treasurer, and not be a child sex offender as defined in State law.
Nominating petition forms for the April 2, 2019 School Board election for Millburn District are available. Candidates may download the forms from this website: lakecountyclerk.info > Elections > Candidate Services or they nay be picked up at the Lake County Clerk’s Office at 18 N. County Street, Waukegan.
A School Board candidate’s petition must be filed at the office of the Lake County Clerk, 18 N. County Street, Waukegan, IL between 8:30 A.M., Monday, December 10, 2018 and no later than 5:00 P.M., Monday, December 17, 2018. Candidate names will appear on the election ballot in the order in which their nominating papers are received in the County Clerk’s office.
Nominating papers may be filed by the candidate in person, by mail or by an agent representing the candidate. They consist of the following:
If you have any questions, please phone Jason Lind at 847-245-2900.
Congratulations to the Millburn District 24 Board of Education on the receipt of the 2017 School Board Governance Recognition!
Carissa Casbon LaTourette, Board President Denise Ide, Board Member
Casandra Slade, Board Vice President Brendan Murphy, Board Member
Jim Guziak, Board Secretary Maggie Wentzell, Board Member
Irshad Khan, Board Member
The Millburn Board of Education is one of twenty school boards to earn this distinction awarded by the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB). This recognition is designed to acknowledge those school boards that have engaged in activities and modeled behaviors that lead to excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education.
The application process for this recognition is rigorous and requires the involvement of board members and the superintendent over a two-year period. Evidence is shown in the areas of:
Thank you for your commitment, responsibility, and dedication
to the Millburn students, staff, and community.
L to R - Brendan Murphy, Jim Guziak, Casandra Slade, Denise Ide, Maggie Wentzell, Business Mgr. Stephen Johns, Carissa Casbon LaTourette, Irshad Khan, Superintendent Jason Lind attended the IASB Fall Division Meeting, 10/11/2017 where they were recognized for School Board Governance.
The Millburn Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams performed this past Saturday at the state meet.
Head Coach, Don Perusich states, "Last Saturday's results were a fitting end to an amazing season for both teams."
Congratulations to the Millburn Cross Country Teams and to coaches, Mr. Perusich, Mr. Schroeder, and Ms. Hoetzer for an outstanding season.
We are proud of all your efforts!
Dear Millburn Community,
Over the summer Bernadette Hanna handed me a document that was written by a former superintendent at Millburn, and I found it very interesting. I am wondering if you can guess what year the following excerpt was written?
The School Year XXXX-XX could probably be called the year of confusion for American Public Education. You could, with only the effort of asking a question about education, get an opinion from almost anyone or any group on the state of our schools. The candidates for President and other federal offices had education opinions, the Governor of the state had an opinion, religious groups had opinions, and probably you and your parents had, and have opinions. As I observed our students, teachers and most parents, the Millburn Community felt our school was on the right track even though we were not perfect. Millburn school represents a school which has only one goal – educating children to be successful future students and adults in this world. As another year passes, we continue to believe this is what education is all about. We do not intend that education at Millburn will abandon this objective in the future.
I often wonder how much has really fundamentally changed over the past thirty years? Have we “figured out” education? Is there still confusion? Have we changed for the better, or worse? Yes, Mr. Framke wrote the above passage to parents after the 1984-85 school year, over 30 years ago!
Here is what I do know. Millburn school continues to have one goal- educating students to be successful in their future endeavors. Our staff has worked exceptionally hard in maintaining a focus on our students’ educational experience during some VERY challenging times. I am proud to work with a staff that is so dedicated to our children’s education!
Millburn continues to produce strong academic performance even through drastically increasing class sizes, a transition to new state standards, a new grade configuration, decreased funding, and leadership transition. This is a testament to how we have all worked together for a common purpose. Our circumstances may have changed, but our core principles have not been shaken.
Superintendent - Millburn Schools
Millburn Elementary School
Millburn Middle School