D211 Post: D211 Board of Education appoints new member to fill vacant seat

Steven Rosenblum

The High School District 211 Board of Education has selected Schaumburg resident Steven Rosenblum to fill the vacant seat on the seven-member Board.  Mr. Rosenblum’s appointment became effective immediately at the August 3 special Board of Education meeting, and runs through the completion of former elected High School District 211 Board Member Lauanna Recker’s term in April, 2019.  Ms. Recker resigned her position on the Board on June 28, 2017.

Mr. Rosenblum has been a District 211 resident since 1998 and is the parent of two Schaumburg High School graduates.  He has been active in the community through his involvement serving on the leadership board and planning committee of the American Diabetes Association Northern Illinois Affiliate since 1985, as assistant scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America (2005-2006), and serving as company chair for the Toys for Tots Drive (2016-2017).  He also has been a member of the Schaumburg High School VIPs (booster club), Schaumburg Elementary School District 54’s Advisory Council for District Initiatives (ACDI), Beth Tikvah Congregation (Hoffman Estates) Board of Directors and choir member, and St. Hubert’s Jobs Ministry.  In 2012, Mr. Rosenblum was nominated for the Schaumburg Community Volunteer of the Year award.  Mr. Rosenblum is employed in human resources management, and has been a member of the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago.

Illinois State Board of Education Secretary Cesilie Price administers the Oath of Office to new High School District 211 Board Member Steven Rosenblum at the August 3, 2017 special meeting.

The District 211 Board of Education received 16 applications for the vacant seat, considering all 16 applicants and interviewing finalists through a series of interviews on July 31 and August 1, before making its decision.  In order to serve on the High School District 211 Board of Education, one must be a registered voter, 18 years of age or older, and a resident of District 211 for at least one year.  Major responsibilities of the Board of Education are to express and represent the view of the community in matters affecting education, determine education standards and goals, adopt policies for the administration of the school system, employ a Superintendent of Schools, authorize the appointment of teachers and other staff members, approve curriculum, secure money for school operational needs and building programs, and authorize expenditures.

Mr. Rosenblum took the oath of office as a High School District 211 Board of Education member at the beginning of the August 3, 2017 special Board of Education meeting.