Friday, April 29, 2011
Incumbents Steve Quigley, Rick Gougis and Leo Venegas, plus new member Chrystal Hansen, were sworn in Thursday night.
The Valley View School Board welcomed newcomer Chrystal Hansen Thursday night as all four recently elected board members were sworn in. While Hansen, co-pastor at Living Water Community Church in Bolingbrook, will be serving a two-term term, three incumbents are returning to serve four-year spots on the board. Steve Quigley, Leo Venegas and Rick Gougis all kept their offices in the April 5 election. Outgoing board member Mike Evans, who opted not to seek re-election, did not attend the meeting. After the swearing-in ceremony, the new board of education elected officers. Quigley, a board member since 2007, kept his spot as board president. Gougis, who was first appointed in 2009 to fill the spot of late board member Debbie Bielawski, was …
Monday, April 25, 2011
Originally scheduled for April 25, the Valley View board of education meeting was moved to April 28.
A Valley View Board of Education meeting originally scheduled for Monday has been shifted to Thursday night so that the winners of the April 5 election can be sworn in. The meeting was postponed because the Will County Clerk’s office is not due to release the certified election results, including provisional and grace-period ballots, until April 26, a day after the originally scheduled meeting. Four-year board members Steve Quigley, Leo Venegas and Rick Gougis, all incumbents, will be sworn in, along with newcomer Chrystal Hansen. Hansen, co-pastor of Living Water Community Church in Bolingbrook, will serve a two-year term on the board. State law requires newly elected officials to be sworn in within 30 days of election day. That means the…
Friday, March 11, 2011
Nine of 10 school board hopefuls present positions on finances, policies.
Candidates running for the April 5 school board election made their cases as to how they could address several district issues, including a projected $9.7 million budget deficit and test scores trending in the wrong direction. Nine of the 10 candidates running for a seat on the Valley View School District 365U Board of Education spoke Thursday at a Meet the Candidates Forum sponsored by the Romeoville Area Chamber of Commerce. Candidates were given three minutes to talk about whatever they wanted, although most focused on their ability to make tough financial decisions or close the achievement gap. Only Philip Wilson, who is running for a four-year term, did not attend. The rest— four-year term candidates April Gavin, Rick Gougis, Kenneth…
Monday, January 3, 2011
An electoral board shot down a Bolingbrook man's bid to get incumbents Rick Gougis, Steve Quigley and Leo Venegas off the April 5 ballot.
Citing a lack of evidence and the petitioner's failure to provide a correct address, an electoral board dismissed a Bolingbrook resident's objections to the candidacy of three Valley View school board incumbents. George Smith filed objections to the nominating petitions filed by board president Steve Quigley and board members Rick Gougis and Leo Venegas. All three are seeking re-election to four-year spots on the board in the April 5 consolidated election. Electoral board members Michael Evans, Liz Campbell and Richard Kavanaugh dismissed the challenges Monday during a hearing at the Valley View administration center. All three candidates balked at Smith's objections, pointing out that the address listed on his complaints — 533 Cottonwood…
Saturday, January 1, 2011
A Bolingbrook resident is challenging the candidacy of incumbents Steve Quigley, Rick Gougis and Leo Venegas.
Challenges were filed to the petitions of three incumbents in the Valley View Board of Education election. Valley View Director of Community Relations Larry Randa said a Bolingbrook resident challenged petitions filed by board president Steve Quigley and board members Rick Gougis and Leo Venegas. The petitions "were challenged for multiple reasons," Randa said in an e-mail Saturday. Gougis said petition challenges are simply part of the election process. "Any resident may write a formal objection that (a candidate) didn't fill out their nominating petitions correctly," he said. "He has the right to make his objections heard." Gougis said the Bolingbrook resident has challenged the validity of 54 of the signatures on his petition, claiming…
Monday, December 20, 2010
Several incumbents are among those hoping to win one of four open seats in the April 5, 2011 election.
The petitions are in, and 10 candidates will vie for four spots on the Valley View School District 365U Board of Education. Three of the four open seats carry a four-year term. Two candidates filed petitions to seek a two-year spot on the board. Seeking four-year terms are: Because they turned in their petitions as soon as filing opened on Dec. 13, Quigley, Venegas, Gougis, Gavin, Wilson and Simmons' names will be entered in a lottery to determine the order in which they'll appear on the ballot. The lottery is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22. Running for the open two-year spot on the board are Chrystal Hansen, 418 Foxborough Tr., Bolingbrook; and Robert Leach, 278 Malibu Dr., Romeoville. The deadline to file petitions was 5 p.m. Monday.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Candidates will vie for three four-year spots and one two-year term on board of education.
Three four-year terms and one two-year seat on the Valley View School District Board of Education will be filled at the April 5, 2011 election. Board president Steve Quigley said will seek re-election and hopes to continue steering the district through its tough financial times. A decrease is general state aid and late state payments have left the district facing a $9.7 million deficit, despite roughly $22 million in cuts over the last two years. "I want to continue to bring fiscal responsibility without affecting the classroom," said Quigley. "Simply put, we need to do more with less." According to the Valley View website, board member Richard Gougis was appointed to fill a spot on the board in August. He said he will also throw his hat …