By Joseph Popiolkowski
Jill O'Malley, director of the parent group Ken-Ton Parent Alliance and the donation site Ken-Ton Closet, announced today she is seeking a seat on the School Board this spring.
"My husband and I have discussed it and feel that this step is necessary to continue our efforts to advocate for the children of Ken-Ton," O'Malley said this afternoon in an email.
O'Malley is an outspoken opponent of the district's ongoing consolidation process, which may see schools close as the district faces shrinking enrollment. She is active in district affairs, often attending board meetings and sharing notes. The Ken-Ton Closet, based at the Sheridan Parkside Community Center, collects clothing and school supplies and distributes it to needy children in the district.
School Board elections will be held May 20. The seats currently held by Trustees Judy Frank and Jeff Rickan are up for grabs. They have not yet announced whether they will run for another term.