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OTHER SCHOOL ELECTIONS Two candidates will vie for two seats on the Walworth School Board. Both incumbents Mary Heyer and Peg Hubertz will each seek another term.
January 15, 2009
Three candidates are vying for one seat on the Fontana Elementary School Board.

The seat became available after incumbent David Stout decided not to seek re-election.

Stout had served on the board for one term, which lasts three years.

Because three candidates have filed a primary election will be required Feb. 17. The general election is April 7.

Lis Price, 200 Abbey Springs Drive, is a former preschool teacher and is currently a bus driver for lakeland school.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION The primary election is set for Feb. 17. The general election is set for April 7. The primary election will narrow the field of candidates to two. Voting occurs at Village Hall.
Leo Bourneuf, 569 Forest Glen Drive, is a physiologist based out of Arlington Heights, Ill.

Dmitry Pasikhov, 1024 Tarrant Drive, is a local physician.

Price said she is running for the seat because she wants to give back to the community.

She said her son, a fifth-grader at the school, is a special needs student and that also has sparked her interest in the position.

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Bourneuf said prior to becoming a physiologist, he majored in history and secondary education.

He said he misses working in education and thought serving on the School Board would be a good way to get back into it.

"I thought this was a good way to do that," Bourneuf said.

Pasikhov could not be reached by press time.

The School Board seat is for a three-year term.

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School Board President Ellen Zitzler said whoever is elected to the board will face several challenges during their first term.

She said the school is always facing challenges with declining enrollment and she anticipates those challenges will continue.

Another possible challenge is any changes that are made under a new president to the federally mandated No Child Left Behind Act.

The new member also will be part of the School Board's effort to continuously improve the quality of education at the school, Zitzler said.

Next year, Fontana Principal Mark Wenzel will also move from being the school's principal to the school's principal and administrator.

Zitzler said this isn't a challenge, but a positive change at the school.

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