District 150 Board selects final candidate to fill vacancy

Jul 30, 2014

The Peoria Public School Board has selected a final candidate to fill a vacant seat in the Third District. The District 150 board reached a consensus after deliberating more than two hours Wednesday night. 

The Board isn’t saying who the finalist is, but an announcement is expected later Thursday.  The Board considered eight names to fill the vacancy.  They include Lara Aaron, Jon Bateman and Jeff Lickiss. Former District 150 Board member Laura Petelle also re-applied for the seat that she lost to Sue Wolstenholm, who then resigned the seat.  However, Petelle withdrew her name from consideration late last night. Dan Adler is the Change 150 candidate of choice. Melvin McCaw and Phil Romanus also interviewed for the post.  The Board will vote and swear-in the finalist at its August 11th meeting.