School board elections here Monday

Published 4:49 pm Saturday, June 12, 2004

By Staff
NILES -- School board elections for Niles and Brandywine school districts will be taking place on Monday.
The Niles Community Schools election sites will be at the Westside Administration Building, 111 Spruce St., for residents living in precinct 4; Niles High School, 1441 Eagle St., for residents of precinct 1; and Howard School, 2788 Mannix St., for residents of precinct 7. The polls will be open from 7 a.m to 8 p.m.
On the ballot for Niles Community Schools are current school board president Mary Crayton, current vice president Michael Dreher and Dan Gillis. They are running for two open four-year terms.
Brandywine has only one precinct and voting will take place at Merritt Elementary, 1620 Lasalle Ave. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
On the ballot for Brandywine Public Schools are current board secretary Michael Shelton, current trustee Cynthia Benson, Josef Martinu and Elsa Hemphill, who are vying for two open four-year terms.
Current board trustee Rick Zache and Sandra West are vying for one two-year term.
Also on the ballots for Niles and Brandywine will be the renewal of the 18 mill levy on non-homestead property.
This renewal will not raise taxes of owners of a single home if approved. It only affects businesses and owners of second properties.
At recent board meetings, Niles superintendent Doug Law and Brandywine interim superintendent Gary Campbell have expressed the importance of approving this levy to their districts.