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School District 103 recognizes School Board Members Day

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Kimberly H. Sylvan

Nov. 15, 2012, is designated as School Board Members Day in Illinois. Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 is joining with others across the State to extend a heartfelt "thank you" to the men and women who provide the grassroots governance for our public elementary school district.

More than any other public servant, school board members must listen to the voices of the community and then craft a vision, mission and goals for the district to accurately reflect those voices. School Board members in School District 103 work diligently to create the best educational environment possible with funds available, and to help the district prepare today's students to be productive citizens and leaders in a global economy.

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Dr. Scott Warren, Superintendent of Schools, relates, "As elected officials, school board members are the collective voice of our communities on behalf of children. Our Board of Education members develop policies and make decisions on complex educational and social issues, which directly impact the community and the lives of our 1,635 students. The results of their efforts are beyond measure. We look forward to publicly recognizing them at the November 13th Board of Education meeting."

We encourage our community members to join us in thanking the Board of Education members for their extraordinary dedication to educational excellence for District 103 students. The men and women currently serving on the Board of Education for Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 follow:

Gary Gordon, President, resides in Lincolnshire, serving since 2007

Larry Rivkin, Vice-President, resides in Lincolnshire, serving since 2009

Chris Curtis, Member, resides in Lincolnshire, serving since 2007

David Panitch, Member, resides in Buffalo Grove, serving since 2005

Sherri Thomas, Member, resides in Vernon Hills, serving since 2009

Gary Walrath, Member, resides in Lincolnshire, serving since 2009

Ben Yomtoob, Member, resides in Lake Forest, serving since 2007

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 is a nationally recognized elementary district for excellence in education and is located in Lake County, Illinois. The District includes the following schools: Laura B. Sprague School for students in Early Childhood-grade 2; Half Day School for students in grades 3-4; and Daniel Wright Junior High School for students in grades 5-8. The District 103 mission statement is "to provide innovative learning experiences which empower each student to excel and make a difference in a diverse and interconnected world." For additional information about District 103, please visit www.d103.org.

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