DuPage GOP Recommend 3 for DuPage Reg'l Board ofSchool Trustees: Laura Pollastrini – Dominick Lanzito - Gerald R "Jerry" Allen
Apr 2, 2015 5:13 PM -
In its March Newsletter, the DuPage Republican Central Committee (DRCC) announced its recommendations for the office of DuPage Regional Board of School Trustees in the upcoming April 7 election, including Laura Pollastrini of Carol Stream, Dominick Lanzito of Roselle, and Gerald R "Jerry" Allen of Wheaton. Identifying local elected officials to be the backbone of the Republican Party as advocates for the county's communities, the DRCC further noted how these officials also serve as the Party's farm team of future leaders to run for higher office. Accordingly, the DRCC has stepped forward with recommendations for local offices that span multiple communities across DuPage County, such as the DuPage Regional Board of School Trustees (RBST), a 7-member board representing portions of DuPage and Will Counties in addition to a sliver of Cook County. The RBST does not levy a property tax or oversee day-to-day operations of local school districts, but instead its mission is to hear petitions for annexations, detachments, and changes in school boundaries. By statute, the Board meets quarterly unless petition(s) are filed, and then meets as necessary to hear each petition. At the conclusion of a hearing, the RBST's ruling on the petition filed can be appealed to the Circuit Court. Subsequent rulings in the Circuit Court can thus be appealed to the Appellate and then Illinois Supreme Courts.