Dave Molitor Named President of District 113A School Board

Kevin Doherty was named vice president, while Cindy Kelly retained her position as secretary.

The Board of Education has selected Dave Molitor as its president for the upcoming year.

Molitor, who has served as vice president for the past year, replaces current board member Mike Aurelio, who was also up for the position Tuesday night. 

Kevin Doherty was elected vice president—a position he held from 2010-2011. Cindy Kelly retained her position as board secretary.

During the meeting, board members were split when it came time to appoint new officers.

Molitor was nominated for the office of president by Doherty, and was elected by a 4-2 vote. Molitor, Doherty, Kelly and board member Lisa Wright voted for Molitor, and board members Al Malley and Karen Siston voted against. Aurelio abstained.

Prior to the Molitor's appointment, Aurelio was also nominated for president by Malley. The motion failed 4-3, with Molitor, Doherty, Kelly and Wright casting the dissenting votes.

Doherty was elected by a 4-3 vote, with Aurelio, Siston and Malley casting the dissenting votes. Aurelio had nominated Siston for the position just before he was nominated again by Malley.

Hank Olenick May 02, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Be prepared for the same old incompetence we've grown accustomed to.
Jorg Manteno May 02, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Congratulations to the new officers. I appreciate the integrity, honesty, and knowledge that these individuals bring to their new positions.
Heather N. May 02, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Shocking statement coming from you Mr. Olenick. So, you're saying the school board has done a terrible job since the new board was elected? Give me a break. Why don't you take your hate elsewhere. It's really getting old. I know Mr. Molitor personally. I grew up with him and I know he has only the best intentions for the school and community.
Dorothy Retzke May 02, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Being on a Board is a VERY thankless job where a small number of critics make much more noise than the LARGE number of supporters. It's the unfortunate way of society....the squeeky wheel gets the oil. We do live in a great community with a school board that is putting in countless, VOLUNTEER hours to do what is best for our children's education. I support the Board, would like to congratulate the officers on their appointments, and am confident the members will continue to lead our district in a positive direction.
Michele Russell May 02, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Hank, Please take some of the energy you have for hate and negativity and use it for something useful. I am sure a family with a very ill child could use help with odd jobs around the house or maybe the family that just lost multiple family members could use their lawn mowed. If you don't like it here, take your negativity to a town of your choice! Please stop being so negative. This is a wonderful town and there is so much POSITIVE ! Really wish you would focus on all that has been done for families and this town and quit posting negative comment after negative comment. You dwell on the few negative aspects of this town and bringing people down, you really need to focus on the positives of THE WONDERFUL TOWN WE LIVE IN AND ALL THE WONDERFUL FAMILIES THAT JOIN TOGETHER TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT! I am confident Mr. Molitor and his ALL current board members will do everything they can to take our district forward. Please take your negative energy elsewhere or use it constructively.
Bob May 02, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Who cares who is pres, vice pres or another position. Everything is done by a vote of 7 and majority wins. It's called democracy. Good luck to all I'm the up coming school year.
martin finn May 03, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Special thank you to past president Mike Aurelio. Responsible for in just one year-1. Calling out Ricker on a fast money transfer move he tried to egt away with last summer 2.. Keeping the heat on and finally toppling a "super" that was nearly universally disliked and fundamentally flawed as a educational leader 3. Personally appearing on behalf of 113A, with our local political lleaders to beatback a possible FOP assignment 4. Leading successful contract talks with union providers that have saved money while preventing job losses maintaining goodwill with those union shops. 5. Leading 113A back to a point of solvency where real planning and future solutions are imminent. This is just what I gleaned from patvh ovet the past twelve months but I imagine insiders could list many others. But the wisdom of the board is that he should be replaced. Go figure.
Hank Olenick May 03, 2012 at 03:15 AM
Michele, I believe my input HAS been constructive Ricker and Beckwith are gone along with some other dead Wood. Aldi has been built and is thriving. I operate a business in this town and have been paying taxes for over 20 years. I've seen many , many business come and go . If we don't call attention to the problems they will be ignored. May I suggest you mow lawns and maybe clean houses with your time. I have a business to run and a family to support . If you don't like what I have to say don't read it. You know absolutely nothing about me and it is very presumptuous of you to assume that you do.
Dave Andrews May 03, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Highfire, what ever happened to you saying you were going to stop posting on the Patch? Must be hard to break the cycle of addiction. You are becoming the male version of Ann Paul. Highfire you are a nobody. You post on the Patch, that's it. You have never held a public office in town. You complain about everything, 113A, the Core, the Library. You had nothing to do with Ricker and Beckwiths departure. You had nothing to do with bringing Aldi to town. You live in some type of pseudo fantasyland where you think you actually do things in the village. You get your kicks posting negative comments about elected officials on public blogs. That is all you do, you're a joke, plain and simple.
Michele Russell May 03, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Hank, Didin't mean to strike a nerve, just wanted to open your eyes to all to POSITIVE in our town Let me know if you would ever like to meet and cut grass, it will go quicker with 2!
Ann Baker May 03, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Mr Finn, did Mr. Aurelio do all that you claim he did without any input or assistance from the six other board members? You forgot to list all of the things that Mr. Aurelio didn't do as a board president which is probably part of the reason he wasn't elected again to that position. Those insiders that you refer to can list those for you as well. Wondering what you meant in #5, as Mr. Aurelio had nothing to do with the financial plan that the district is following to get back to a point of solvency. The board presidency is not beholden to Mr. Aurelio or any other board member. From all that I have heard Mr. Molitor has done an outstanding job as vice-president and I am glad to see him elected as the new board president, good luck to him!
Hank Olenick May 03, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Dave Andrews, You have no idea what you are talking about and I have nothing to prove to . I'm a joke ? as far as I'm concerned you don't even exist. I had everything to do with bringing Aldi to town . I don't claim to be doing anything for the village currently . Although I did suggest putting in an off-ramp to the downtown are a while 355 was being constructed, and maybe a green information sign so people would exit . When's the last time you shopped downtown?
Kerry May 04, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Hank, specifically how did you personally bring Aldi to town? What are the names of the Aldi execs that you spoke to? What is Aldis marketing plan for the placement of a store? What is the average mark up and profit margin for grocery stores?


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