MAHOMET — Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the consolidated election, and it’s no secret that the local board of education race is the hottest for the town this spring.
Citizens cast votes with three incumbents and five newcomers vying for four open spots on the Mahomet-Seymour school board.
Incumbents Jeremy Henrichs, Jenny Park and Lance Raver are joined on the ballot by Julie Cebulski, Meghan Hennesy, Ken Keefe, Colleen Schultz and Jason Tompkins. To read profiles on each of the school board candidates, log on to mcitizen.com.
According to the Champaign County Clerk’s office website, polling places for Mahomet citizens are: Mahomet Area Community Center, 501 E. Main St.; Hatchers Cars, 103 W. Oak; Lake of the Woods, Pavilion No. 1; and The Glenwood, 1702 S. Division St.
Among topics discussed by the school board candidates at a March 12 forum was the issue of the fiscal condition of the Mahomet-Seymour school district. Another question referenced community relationships and how to engage the community with the school board.
Candidates each also spoke to issues inside the classroom such as standardized testing, class size and informing students who may not be interested in pursuing college about other avenues, such as trade classes.
Other decisions before local voters this time around are uncontested heats.
For the Village of Mahomet, three incumbents are on the ballot for three open spots: Bruce Colravy, William Oliger and Donald Lynn.
Also with three candidates and three slots to fill is the Mahomet Public Library District. On the ballot are Rebekah Rhode, Jeanne Campion and Charles Moore II.
For the Cornbelt Fire Protection District, Thomas Pike and Randell Buchanan are the two candidates poised to fill two seats.