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CAPE to host D202 Board of Education candidates forum March 16

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Plainfield – The four candidates running for the District 202 Board of Education on April 4, 2023 are scheduled to participate in a public forum from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2023.

The C.A.P.E. (the committee for the Coordination of Administration and Parent groups for Educational efficiency) parent organization will host the forum at the District 202 Administrative Center, 15732 Howard St. The presentation will be recorded and posted on the District 202 website.

The forum will include a moderated question-and-answer session. Questions came from District 202 parent organization members, and both the Association of Plainfield Teachers (APT) and Plainfield Association of Support Staff (PASS).

Three of the Board of Education’s seven seats are up for election this year. Incumbent Board members Kevin Kirberg and Treasa Howard-Collins are not running for re-election.

The four candidates are (in alphabetical order):

  • Savena Joiner
  • Elias Kalantis
  • Margarita Morelos
  • Heather Roach (incumbent)

C.A.P.E. comprises representatives of all District 202 school and district-level parent organizations, district administrators, and Board of Education members.

The organization serves as a resource to and conduit between parent groups and district administration. C.A.P.E. traditionally hosts Board of Education candidates’ forums each Board election year to foster an accurate understanding of the position of each District 202 Board candidate

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