13 apply for 2 short-term seats on Champaign school board

CHAMPAIGN — Thirteen people have applied for two short-term seats on the Champaign school board, said board member Jamar Brown.

Two people are expected to be named to the board at its meeting Monday. They will serve until new members are elected in April.

The candidates are Arlene Blank, Josh Beardall, Laurie Bonnett, G. David Frye, Ginny Holder, Chuck Jackson, Scott MacAdam, Elly Peirson, Karl Radnitzer, Adam Slagell, Lynn Stuckey, Mark Toalson and Phil Van Ness.

The board's regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Monday at the Mellon Administrative Center, 703 S. New St., C.

District spokeswoman Stephanie Stuart said the board will interview applicants in closed session at 5 p.m. Monday.

Bonnett, Jackson, MacAdam and Stuckey are all running for the board in the April election.

John Williams III is also running for the board, but is not on the list of applicants to fill one of the two seats until the election. MacAdam, Blank and Van Ness are former board members.

The board is filling the two seats after the December resignations of Tommy Lockman and Sue Grey.

Lockman's seat is open in the April election, as is the last two years of Grey's term.

Board President Stig Lanesskog said in December that the board would appoint its new members at the Jan. 14 meeting.

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