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Lincolnwood SD 74 Board President Resigns

After being reelected to another term, Lincolnwood School District board president Amy Frankel has officially resigned. Frankel was elected by a 4-3 vote by board members last week.

Lincolnwood School District 74 board president Amy Frankel has officially resigned from her position, according to now board president Darlene Fourkas. 

Frankel's picture and bio is also no longer on the school district's website. She was recently reelected to another term at a school board meeting last week by a vote of 4-3.

Fourkas, who was also reelected to another term during that meeting, will now step in as board president.

Lincolnwood resident Mark Collens said, "This is one of the things we've been looking for - the community has been seeking the resignation of four board members. Now, the board has an opportunity to change the dynamic of the board significantly and gives them an opportunity to rectify the ills of the district."

Read more: See previous School District 74 coverage here

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Mstea April 10, 2012 at 12:12 PM
I disagree that the group of people who are “on a witch hunt” are the only ones who want change and transparency by the BoE. The 91 percent defeat of the referendum and the full seats at the BoE meetings signal that the our most vocal citizens have a large group of supporters . The BoE got the ball rolling when they approved the construction of the Admin. Building and then tried to sneak through building a new Lincoln Hall as an addition. The BoE’s actions prompted FOIA requests as citizens became concerned that taxpayer money was being unnecessarily spent. The improper spending of several board members and the overspending by the administration came out of them, which while not pleasant is something Lincolnwood citizens needed to know. The actions of the BoE have created an environment in which Lincolnwood citizens have lost trust in several Board members’ ability lead District 74. Had they resigned as requested many of the things that have since transpired may not have, and with new Board members in place, we could have been on our way to rebuilding the district.
Deadcatbounce April 11, 2012 at 08:22 PM
As L Wood Champion noted, the district spent $30000 for $6000 worth of reimbursements because of FOIA requests. I have to wonder why it is costing the district so much to fulfill these FOIA requests! The district must have big problems if it is costing $30K to satisfy simple FOIA requests. Someone needs to find out why the accounting records are in such a mess. What is wrong with the auditors at this school? It’s their job to notify the board of sloppy recordkeeping. My gosh, the school’s financial audit doesn’t even cost this much. These auditors should be fired too.
LWres April 11, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Deadcat, The auditors HAVE been replaced. A new firm was voted on at the last board meeting, to hold the contract for three years.
Deadcatbounce April 12, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Glad to hear the board hired new auditors. Thanks
Jorge Gustavo April 14, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Yes, but the auditors that were hired by the board are the same ones recently fired by the Wilmette School District after years of reviewing their finances and missing the employee embezzlements. Good luck with these guys in Lincolnwood. Smart move by the board?

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