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Weinstock, Jendras elected to first terms on Dist. 87 board

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  • Judith Weinstock

    Judith Weinstock

  • Bob Friend

    Bob Friend

  • Jennifer Jendras

    Jennifer Jendras

  • Rich Heim

    Rich Heim


Two incumbents and two newcomers have earned seats on the Glenbard High School District 87 school board, according to unofficial totals.

With all precincts reporting, voters on Tuesday selected current board members Bob Friend and Rich Heim for new 4-year terms, and elected Judith Weinstock and Jennifer Jendras for the first time.

A total of six candidates ran for four available seats.

Weinstock finished with 8,118 votes, followed by Friend with 8,006, Jendras with 7,485 and Heim with 6,732.

Current board member Tom Voltaggio, who garnered 5,981 votes, loses his seat in the balloting. Anthony Schullo rounded out the field with 5,688, according to unofficial final results.

Over the course of their last four-year term, the incumbents oversaw the hiring of a new superintendent, approval of a five-year collective bargaining agreement with the teachers union, and a transition to a common "One Glenbard" curriculum.

In the next four years, the board will be tasked with the implementation of the Common Core standards into the curriculum as well as capital improvement projects at the four high school campuses.

Weinstock, of Glen Ellyn, was an English teacher at Glenbard West for 32 years until she retired four years ago.

Friend, of Lombard, a retired power mechanic with the United Parcel Service, has been a board member since 1999.

Jendras, of Lombard, an occupational safety and health instructor for the U.S. Department of Labor, is a parent of two children in the school district.

Heim, of Lombard, is the current board president and works as president of Advocate South Suburban Hospital. He has been a board member since 2009.

Voltaggio, of Glen Ellyn, has been on the board since 2005 and previously served between 1991 and 2003.

Schullo, of Carol Stream, a sophomore at North Central College in Naperville, is a 2011 graduate of Glenbard North.

The teachers union, which includes some 580 teachers, psychologists, social workers, nurses, librarians, counselors and department chairs throughout the district, had endorsed Heim, Weinstock, Voltaggio and Schullo in the race.

District 87 encompasses 45 square miles and includes all or parts of Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Bloomingdale, Hanover Park, Addison, Downers Grove and Wheaton.

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