Thursday, April 7, 2011
Newly elected member of the high school district's board of education thanks her supporters.
I would like to thank everyone -- family, friends and District 113 community members -- for their support during this exciting campaign season. It was great to be able to reconnect with old friends and acquaintances at the train stations and the many area dining establishments. The conversations we had were full and stimulating and we did a great deal of laughing. The entire process reminded me of how much I love school board service and why I am so thrilled to be given the opportunity to represent all of you. I look forward to working with Dr. Fornero and the six other members of the Board of Education. Congratulations to David Small, Marjie Sandlow and Michael Smith. Job well done! Deb Hymen
Monday, April 4, 2011
Mayoral, council and school board hopefuls cross paths visiting voters at popular spots Saturday.
Highland Park mayoral candidates Terri Olian and Nancy Rotering may disagree on some issues, but they're on the same page when it comes to picking the best noontime spot to greet voters and grab lunch the Saturday before the April 5 elections. As the two candidates focused on meeting as many citizens as they could in a busy day of campaigning, they converged on Once Upon A Bagel when lunch time arrived. It seemed like they both knew everyone in the room, exchanging handshakes and hugs. “Many have voted and many more have not,” Olian said of the people she saw during the day. She was referring to 2,851 people who cast ballots during the early voting period that ended Thursday. Rotering began the morning greeting people at the Highland …
Friday, March 25, 2011
Former District 112 board member discusses why she's running for District 113.
Background: After serving 12 years as a member of the District 112 Board, Debra Hymen decided she wanted to run for a seat on the District 113 School Board. A real estate agent since 1996, Hymen moved to Highland Park with her husband, Joel, in 1983. Their three children graduated from both school districts attending Sherwood, Elm Place and Highland Park High School. Highland Park Patch: Why run for the school board? Debra Hymen: Since my last day on the 112 board, I have missed the work and giving back. As an apolitical public servant, it’s the best way to give back to the community. This is where I want to give my free time. I am energized by what the schools are doing. Education is always evolving and as an apolitical public servant …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Half of those in high school board race dodge taking stand on $133 million measure during debate.
Most of the 10 candidates running for four seats on the Township District 113 School Board danced around the question about the $133 million referendum on the April 5 ballot during a recent forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters at the Highland Park Country Club. Candidates Corinne Bronson-Adatto, David Greenberg, Debra Hymen, Carl Lambrecht, Mark Mulert, Marjie Rosen Sandlow, David Small, Michael Smith and Steven Narrod answered questions about fiscal responsibility, school consolidation, the pension scandal, the role of a board member and their credentials for election during an hourlong debate on March 6. The 10th candidate, Matilda Manfredini, was not present. George Pierachi made a statement on her behalf but was not able to …
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Photo gallery highlights key quotes from Sunday's candidate forum.
The League of Women Voters held its candidate forum Sunday at the Highland Park Country Club. The event began with the candidates for School Board District 113. Audience members wrote questions down on notecards while the candidates made their opening remarks, which were simlar to those given at the District 113 forum at Congregation Solel held last Sunday. Candidates discussed their positions on the $133 million referendum as well as how they felt about pension spiking and school district consolidation. Next were the candidates for District 112 School Board, followed by mayoral candidates Terri Olian and Nancy Rotering. Then came the city council candidates, and the event concluded with the park district board candidates. See key …
Friday, March 4, 2011
Bond referendum and consolidation are hot topics for the 10 school board hopefuls.
The 10 candidates for the District 113 school system introduced themselves and took questions from a small audience at a forum at Congregation Solel last Sunday. Though it was far from the only topic discussed during the hour-long event, the contentious referendum for a $133 million bond issue came up repeatedly. "The plan is not well thought out; it's too expensive," said David Greenberg during his opening remarks. Greenberg, the owner of business and technology consultancy, said he was against the renovation project that would see huge improvements to both Deerfield and Highland Park high schools. Other candidates joined Greenberg in voicing their opposition to the plan, often in the same breath as their names. Carl Lambrecht, for …