All five of North Lake School District No. 14’s board of directors responded to a petition filed with the Lake County Clerk’s office for their recall.
The replies were due to the clerk’s office by Tuesday, Jan. 22, following the successful collection of 117 signatures as of Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Ballots for the Feb. 19 special election will be mailed out on Friday, Feb. 1, and will be due back to the clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
The reason for recall is on the sample ballot for the special election, and reads as follows: “The reasoning behind the demand for recall is as follows; It has become apparent that some of the board members have chosen to disregard the concerns of the community that they were elected to represent. It has also been that they disregarded information needed to make appropriate decision from staff and students that they, the board had inquired about. Also some board members feel that it is appropriate to make independent statements outside of legal meeting settings, and any decisions that were at those legal meetings. It also lastly appears that the Chair person is unable to stand firm against other board members on decisions and proper procedure.”
Shane Forman: “I have lived in this community for 36 years and have 2 young children that will be attending our school. One of which who already attends North Lake. Two years ago this community gave me an opportunity to serve on the school board and I’ve dedicated many hours to my position on the board. With each decision I have made I listened to recommendations from our administration, staff, and community, considered the facts and opinions, done research and made the best decision.