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Who's Running for District 228 Board of Education Seats?

Patch has the names and hometowns of the six candidates who are running for Bremen High School District 228 Board of Education seats on the April 9, 2013 ballot.

The Bremen High School District 228 board of education could have a few new faces at meetings, following the April 9, 2013 election, if voters decide to elect new members. The ballot will feature six candidates, with three incumbents running against three new comers for three seats on the board.

Below is a listing of the six candidates who will be on the April ballot, along with their hometown.

  • Larry Canning, Tinley Park
  • Evelyn M. Gleason, Midlothian*
  • Leslie Joy Jones, Markham
  • Deborah Stearns, Oak Forest*
  • Java Rogers, Hazel Crest
  • Marc A. Turner, Country Club Hills*

* denotes incumbent candidate

Elliot January 05, 2013 at 04:49 PM
Bremen taxpayers stay informed the patronage of Bremen is draining your wallet. http://www.topix.com/forum/city/midlothian-il/T4THP62KAC8NIN2RJ
David Braden January 06, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Larry Canning would be an excellent addition to the Board. Tremendous work ethic and is a graduate of BHSD 228. These are type of people we need to represent out District. To this day, Larry Canning is involved with student/athletes at Hillcrest High School. Larry Canning is a class act and will represent our district PROUDLY!! Respectfully David Braden Hillcrest Teacher
TaxPayer January 07, 2013 at 05:41 AM
it would be nice to hear his views on the present activities of this board. How about the waiver we asked for because we failed to make AYP. Also when can I transfer to OFHS because my school is failing. What about this thing called Physics First my kid went through it and it was a waste of time, now he can't take a real physics course because his schedule is full.
Larry Canning January 07, 2013 at 08:12 PM
To TaxPayer, you can find out more information about Larry Canning by going to: Facebook.com/Vote Canning228
Larry Canning January 07, 2013 at 08:20 PM
Thanks Dave for your support. If I get the chance I will work hard for 228!!
Patricia Michonski January 11, 2013 at 02:01 AM
Good luck Larry, if I was in your district I would definatley vote for you, district 228 would be lucky to have you!!! We purposely move to an area where the schools valued education, I know you will iWork hard to bring back the glory days when we attended Hillcrst. Good luck again!!!
Patricia Michonski January 11, 2013 at 02:03 AM
Hi Larry I posted above I case you not sure it is Pattie Vitelli
Larry Canning January 11, 2013 at 02:37 AM
Thanks, Pattie. You are too kind. 228 will be back on top, and people will be proud to live in the district. At least that is my goal.
anthony fiorenzo January 11, 2013 at 10:29 PM
I couldn't agree more with Elliot. It's people like Deb Stearns, mad with power, who need to be voted out. This woman had me fired because I spoke of concerns about out-of-district students going to 228. She's gotta go!!!
TaxPayer January 12, 2013 at 03:42 PM
I cringe every time I hear Debi Stearns open her mouth, she does not inspire confidence. I am dumfounded that she is president of a board that oversees $90 Million.
anthony fiorenzo January 12, 2013 at 03:58 PM
It is quite sad, when is the next board meeting?
TaxPayer January 12, 2013 at 05:56 PM
Board of Education Meeting Tuesday, January 15, 2013 ~ 7:00 p.m. Oak Forest High School 15201 S. Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL 60452
grygrll January 13, 2013 at 10:28 PM
These are type of people we need to represent out District. your a teacher and you cant spell
grygrll January 13, 2013 at 10:30 PM
just quoting dave sorry just saying
MikeyA January 14, 2013 at 01:27 AM
Haaaa^^^^^ People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones grygrll *THE types of people *represent OUR district *YOU'RE a teacher
Tony Fiorenzo January 23, 2013 at 07:02 PM
Now that we know Deb Stearns is remaining on the ballot, please help vote her out. She is petty and vindictive and should not be governing in any capacity.
John Q Public March 08, 2013 at 02:42 AM
You should look into Mr. Canning's previous business history before you intrust the future of our children to him.
Dan S. March 09, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Don't forget to register to vote! The deadline is March 12th.
jack hess April 09, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Deb Stearns should not remain on the school board. She has no idea what a close meeting is or the law on close meetings! Looked at MR. Canning Education. Ms. Stearns has no work history. Ask why she was let go by OFPD? Maybe a freedom of information would show why!

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