Thursday, December 13, 2018

One of the longest-serving board
members has been on board for 44 years

IASB records indicate that one of the longest-serving active school board members in Illinois is Marjorie Loizzo, of Rondout SD 72 (Lake Forest), a board secretary and nurse who has compiled 44 years of service on the board.

“I am honored to have been able to contribute to our schools for so many years,” said Loizzo, who is 81. Loizzo said she is proud of having served “as a board member for 44 years.” She took office in 1974 when Rondout was served by a three-member school board.

She says she originally ran for the job because she had seven children and wanted to help shape the educational program at the small school. An eighth child arrived later, and more than a dozen grandchildren.

Loizzo formerly worked as a part-time nurse at Lambs Farm in Green Oaks. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa, where she graduated with the class of 1958.

She says IASB has helped her develop as a school board member, and she tries not to miss the services and events the Association offers. 

Correction on long-serving board member -- December 17, 2018
Blog editors deeply regret an error in a December 13 story on longevity of board members. The story about the remarkable length of service of board member Marjorie Loizzo, of Rondout SD 72 (Lake Forest), listed Loizzo as the longest-serving board member, at 44 years according to IASB records. It should have listed Don Choate, of Jonesboro CCSD 43, as the longest-serving member, at 51 years.