Five candidates ran for three open seats on the Rockford Area Schools Board of Education, District 883. All three incumbents were reelected with these vote totals: Kris Abrahamson, 2067 (23%); Todd Anderson, 1.989, (22%); Kathy Smith, 1,670 (19%).
StevenYakesh received 1,650 votes (18.5%), with Michael Sanders coming in last at 1,405, or 16%. Terms for board members are 4 years.
There were 73 write in votes for this race.
ROCKFORD AREA SCHOOLS, DISTRICT 883, QUESTION
Residents of School District 883 were posed this ballot question:
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 883 (Rockford) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $27,000,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the renovation, repair, remodeling, upgrading, equipping and construction of improvements to various school sites, parking lots, sidewalks, athletic and activity areas, mechanical, ventilation, heating and plumbing systems, electrical systems, life safety and security systems, technology infrastructure, and building roofs, windows, doors exterior envelopes and interiors?
The question passes with 2,970 “yes” votes (56%), and 2,361 “no” (44%).