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TF South to host District 215 Candidate Forum

Wednesday, March 27, 6:30pm

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (March 13, 2019) – The Parent Teacher Student Association will host a forum on Wednesday, March 27, at TF South High School. The forum will feature all the candidates running for the Thornton Fractional School District 215 Board of Trustees. Starting at 6:30pm, the event will give the six candidates running for the three open positions a chance present their ideas to residents before the April 2 election.

Trustee Responsibilities

There are seven trustees on the High School District 215 Board, each of whom serve four year terms. Usually meeting once a month, the Board establishes ideologies, policies, and procedures that affect the operations of each school in District 215. The Board oversees the Superintendent, who applies those ideologies and policies, and is responsible for the administration of the four schools in the district.

District 215

High School District 215 encompasses Lansing, Calumet City, Burnham, and parts of Lynwood. The District 215 Board of Trustees oversees TF South in Lansing as well as TF North, the TF Center for Academics and Technology, and the TF Center for Alternative Learning, all in Calumet City.

Competing Parties

There are two parties vying for the three vacant seats: All Voices Matter and Citizens for District 215. The All Voices Matter slate offers Sheryl Black, Kevin Green, and Miacole Nelson. The Citizens for District 215 party is running Michael Bolz, Rita Oberman, and Morgan Waller.

Meet the Candidates

The event on March 27 promises to give attendees opportunities to “meet the candidates and get your questions answered.” Before the event starts, residents will have an opportunity to submit questions that will be posed to the candidates during the forum.

The event will take place at TF South, 18500 Burnham Ave in Lansing, in the Grand Lobby. All residents living within District 215 are invited to attend.


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.