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Second Candidate Announces Run for District 308 School Board

Oct 25, 2016 07:24AM ● Published by Steven Jack

Another candidate has publicly announced a candidacy for the April 2017 Oswego District 308 School Board election.

According to a campaign press release, Dominick Cirone is an involved district volunteer who hopes to bring his financial experience and a desire to see students achieve all they are capable of to the School Board. He is a resident of Oswego with two children in the district.

“We want to create a district that helps students reach their full potential,“ Cirone said. “As a school board, we can create a long-term plan to continuously improve academic, social, emotional and physical outcomes of our students in a fiscally responsible way.”

Four of the seven School Board seats are up for election in April. Those seats are currently filled by Board President Matt Bauman, Danielle Paul, Greg O'Neil and Mike McDowell. Heather Moyer, of Montgomery, announced her candidacy for the board in late September.

Cirone is the vice president of PTAG 308 and a member of the district’s Finance and Operations Advisory Committee. He was also a member of the district's English Learners Task Force and serves on the village of Oswego Planning and Zoning Commission.

A senior treasury analyst, Cirone has two degrees from Aurora University, including a master’s of business administration and a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  He also has a bachelor's degree in finance from Northern Illinois University.

As a finance professional, Cirone said he will use his experience to help guide the district through its current and future financial concerns.

“We need to make a conscious effort to reallocate financial resources back into the classroom and the school itself,” he said. “That is where the resources need to be concentrated to make the biggest impact on student performance.  Every decision made by the district should be guided by the principle that we want every child to be the best they can be.”
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