Champaign Schools Taking Applications For Vacant Board Seat

March 16, 2012

The Champaign School Board has begun accepting applications to fill the seat of Greg Novak, who passed away on March 7.

Board member Tom Lockman is the contact person for applications, and he said he has already received a few of them. Lockman said he is looking for someone who possesses many of the qualities that Novak brought to the board.

"My hope is that we find someone who has great passion for the district and has a good working knowledge of the district," Lockman said. "That's what Greg certainly had and certainly brought to our board to a very large degree."

Applicants for the school board seat must be at least 18 years old, registered voters and residents of the Unit Four school district for at least a year. The Unit Four district includes Champaign, Savoy, Bondville and nearby unincorporated areas.

Application forms are available at Unit Four's Mellon Administrative Center in Champaign ... and at their website at Applications can be hand-delivered or mailed to the Mellon Center, at 703 South New Street in Champaign, IL 61820. Or they can be emailed to Lockman at

The deadline to apply for the Champaign school board seat is Friday, April 6th. Finalists selected for interview will be notified on the 10th. Lockman says the school board will interview finalists on Monday, April 16th, and could make their selection that evening.

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