D90 candidate Lefko says he's 'really passionate about what this job is supposed to represent'
After years of having an active voice on critical matters, Steve Lefko’s run for the River Forest School District 90 School Board just stands to make his input official.
“I’ve been a volunteer since I lived here and have served on various committees,” Lefko told the West Cook News. “Now is a really important time in the district because a lot of changes are happening that put us in a spot where we need more diversity, new ideas and an analytical approach, and more than ever I feel a need to be involved.”
Lefko said the school board’s newly instituted Vision of Equity curriculum is changing things at a breakneck pace, including such critical measures as what instructors are teaching, when they are teaching it and how students are being evaluated in the new system.
“It’s made for colossal change, especially over such a short period of time,” he added. “It will take masterful execution to pull off and is as important as any topic the board faces.”
Lekfo said his experience in the field of applied science makes him different from any other candidate now vying for the two-year term on the board.
“I’m an overly detailed person who is really passionate about what this job is supposed to represent,” he said. “I resigned from my corporate job when we moved to River Forest and am now a very active stay-at-home dad. I have a demonstrated history of serving the community and no issue has been more important to me.”
With soaring property taxes threatening to force even more people out of their homes all over the state, Lefko added it is more important than ever that school boards do a better job of tightening budgets.
“I will fight to keep spending under control,” he said.
In all, there will be four seats available on the board in the Tuesday, April 2 election, including incumbents Cal Davis, Barb Hickey and Rich Moore.