The Homewood-Flossmoor Education Organization, the teachers’ union at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, is supporting Steve Anderson for re-election, and candidates Michelle Hoereth and Cynthia Turnquest for seats on the District 233 school board in the April 6 election.
President Dana Noble said the union, which represents 200 teachers and instructional assistants, made the decision based on answers to an HFEO questionnaire and how each candidate reflected specific traits the union is looking for in board members.
An HFEO committee reviewed the questionnaires that covered questions dealing with the H-F administrative team’s leadership qualities; how to ensure teachers’ voices are heard and they are part of the decision-making process of the board; what does diversity, equity and inclusion look like; and school finances.
Noble said HFEO also looked at each candidate’s ability to meet three points that are important to the union – record, electability and promise.
“We felt that they (Anderson, Hoereth and Turnquest) provided the best opportunity for moving forth in those categories,” Noble said.