Incumbent Fisher to join OPRF Caucus slate

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Valerie Fisher, the immediate past-president of District 200 Board of Education, will seek re-election to the Oak Park and River Forest High School board, reversing her earlier decision to step down.

Fellow incumbents Paul Wolfman and John Rigas and outgoing parks commissioner Jacques Conway?#34;the Community Caucus' slate of three for four open seats on the board?#34;asked Fisher to run with them. Over the holiday break, she agreed.

She cited wanting to continue with important business, such as seeing the culmination of a discipline audit of OPRF that the superintendent of the Regional Office of Education is conducting.

Fisher said increased partnership between governmental bodies can result in things previously not considered, and proposed working with the park board and village to possibly develop a Ridgeland Commons joint venture.

Millard in lotto for position
Dee Millard filed for the election along with John Rigas, who represented the other three candidates, at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

A lottery will determine ballot position for the first five candidates and any others who might have filed via mail Tuesday. Because Rigas acted on behalf of Wolfman, Fisher and Conway, effectively two positions will be decided by the lottery: one for Millard and the other for the slate of four candidates, said OPRF spokeswoman Kay Foran.

Date of the lottery will be announced later, she said.

Millard could not be reached for comment, but Foran said Millard and her husband have helped organize spring break trips with high school students to India with history teacher Steve Goldberg.
?#34;Drew Carter

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