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Interest low in school board seat
School district receives just one application
by Lyle R. Rolfe
Only one person submitted an application to fill the unexpired Oswego School District Board term of Lynn Cullick of Oswego.
Board President Bill Walsh said the lone candidate is John O'Driscoll of Aurora. He did not have any other information on the candidate.
Walsh said O'Driscoll submitted the lone application to fill the position, which was vacated in December when Cullick resigned after she was elected to a seat on the Kendall County Board.
Last month, Walsh announced that interested persons could submit their applications to him between Dec. 18 and Dec. 28. Walsh then forwarded the applications to the other board members for their review.
Walsh had planned to have board members meet in a closed session at a special board meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 6:40 p.m., to discuss questions they wanted the candidates to answer during a open session at 7 p.m.
After the question and answer session, the board was to return to closed session to discuss the candidates and their answers before returning to open session.
A vote was then to be held by board members of who they wanted to fill the position until the April 9 election when someone will be elected to the full four-year position.
Walsh had hoped the board could avoid naming someone to the position because there will be only six board meetings between Monday night and the April 9 election.
But the Regional Superintendent of Schools said the board would have to fill the position within 45 days of Cullick's resignation or the Regional Superintendent would do it.
It is not known when O'Driscoll will be sworn in, but the next regular board meeting will be Monday, Jan. 14.