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    anyone know this cat?

    Our fire districts way out west have elected boards. Once caught my interest with his wheaton/glen ellyn connection. Although, the name is not familiar, nor do the length of terms make sense, wondering if anyone knows this cat.

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    Steve Blount, a resident of Anthem Ranch, made his career as a training specialist and technical writer.

    He and his wife Alice moved to Broomfield from Wheaton, Ill., after they retired. The two have three grown children, two of whom live in Denver.

    Blount was elected to five terms on three school boards; he served nine years on the board of the Klein Independent School District in Texas and two three-year terms on the boards of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Districts 89 and 41.
    he moved around GE, I guess? when did they have 3 year terms??

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    I think they may have gotten that wrong. Found a Daily Herald article that indicated he served on D89 Board until he stepped down to serve on D87.

    Glen Ellyn schools honor Blount for his service BY MELYNDA FINDLAY Daily Herald Staff'Writer Ask any of Steve Blount's former school board cohorts about what they already miss about him, and they'll all give the same answer his stories. Blount stepped down from GlenEl- lyn Elementary District 89's board of education after winning a seat on the Glenbard High School District 87 board. He'll be sworn in in November. Blount, a Wheaton resident, has plenty to draw from for those stories—he's an "extraordinarily interesting guy," says District 89 Superintendent Larry Baskin. Among other things, he's spent time in Iran with the Peace Corps, speaks Farsi and has written and spoken nationally on the issue of separation of church and state. "I could say a lot of things about Steve," Baskin said. "But first and foremost, he loves kids. Everything he did here was in the best interest of the students. He's a strongly principled man." Blount was honored Tuesday night at the District 89 board meeting with a reception and a plaque, and board President Shirley Bloom thanked him for his four years of service. And while Blount is looking forward to his service on the high school board, he'll certainly miss District 89. "I'll remember the very pleasant people I worked with, and the spirit of cooperation and friendship here," he said. "That kind of relationship benefits everyone, and certainly the district benefits." Some of the challenges he faces on the District 87 board include schools that are headed toward crowding and the search for a new superintendent "I'm sure there will be unique challenges, certainly the increase in student population, which will need to be addressed in a creative, yet cost-effective way," Blount said. "I'm looking forward to the superintendent search. They'll need to have a great deal of experience in a variety of communities because (District 87) truly is a patchwork of communities." ' But, until he's sworn in, Blount is taking advantage of a little down time to get up to speed on the issues facing the Glenbards, as well as spending some time with his family

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    What a miserable typo . . . confusing 87 with 41? Awful.

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    ah, okay, makes sense now....

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