The Naperville School District 203 board unanimously chose Jackie Romberg to fill its vacant seat after narrowing the field from 24 to eight applicants.
Among the final eight were Romberg, Jeff Couch, Nancy Drapalik and Karl Fry.
That’s not the first time those names have appeared in print together. All four were listed in half-page Friends For Suzyn Price advertisements endorsing current board president Suzyn Price for re-election earlier this year in The Sun. Friends for Suzyn Price raised $6,868 for her successful campaign.
Romberg was also involved with QualityEducation203.org leading up to the April 17 election, which endorsed Terry Fielden and Mike Jaensch, now board members.
Price said the board chose Romberg after 96 hours of interviews with a wide variety of qualified applicants who were longtime district volunteers, people with a knack for finance and local business leaders, The Sun reported today.
Coincidence – or cronyism?