At April 30 meetings of District 215 and District 158 Boards
by Melanie Jongsma
CALUMET CITY and LANSING, Ill. (May 2, 2019) – On Tuesday night, April 30, School Boards for Lansing Elementary School District 158 and Thornton Fractional School District 215 held their regular meetings. This was the first meeting since the April 2 elections, so ceremonies were held to thank members whose terms were up and to install members whose terms were just beginning.
At the Thornton Fractional Center for Academics and Technology, Board President Richard Dust thanked departing member Sheryl Black for her years of service to the School Board. Black had served eight years on the Board, including service as Co-Chair of the Safety Committee and a member of the Policy Committee.
Dust then introduced Morgan Waller, a new Board member, who was elected along with Rita Oberman and Michael Bolz, who were re-elected. The three stood while President Dust administered the oath of office.
Meanwhile, in Lansing, at the District 158 Administrative Office, School Board President Robert Bonifazi was thanked by his fellow Board members and congratulated on his retirement from the Board.
Following that, new Board members Mary Kelly, Denise Jones-Williams, and Abimael Duran were installed. Duran had been serving through appointment to a vacated position, and on April 2 he was elected to a four-year term.