With landing a new job and wanting to spend more time with his family, Shorewood School Board President Paul Zovic said Thursday it's time to call it quits and filed papers stating he wouldn't seek re-election in the April 3 election.
“I served on the board for 10 years and we did a lot of great things. It’s time,” Zovic said.
Zovic, who has served three of his 10 years as the board's president, said he told his fellow board members and district administrators this week he was proud to have served with them and work together on some significant improvements to the district.
The district has changed for the better in every aspect over the last decade, but he's especially proud of the progress made in the district's curriculum and instruction, he said.
Zovic added the district has improved its communication with the community and its transparency among other improvements.
“In the 10 years I’ve been on the board, we have collectively made significant improvements to our facilities, technology and learning programs," he said. "We are much more fiscally responsible.”
Meanwhile, no candidates have emerged for the seat as of Thursday, according to the district superintendent’s office.
Interested parties must file by Jan. 3 at 5 p.m. to get on the April 3 ballot. The seat of School Board president is a three-year term, paying an annual salary of $1,300.
Update on other races
Voters also will choose a village president, two village trustees and a municipal judge .
and Trustee Jeff Hanewall told ShorewoodNOW he plans to run again in April.
The trustee post is a three-year term with a $1,000 annual salary and village president seat earns $1,300 yearly.
Municipal Judge Donald Demet has also said he plans to seek re-election. The judge post is a three-year term with a $5,000 annual salary.
If more than two people file for any post, then a primary would be held Feb. 21. So far, no candidates have surfaced to challenge incumbents for the open seats.