D300 hosts open house for Springfield lawmakers (Sun-Times Media)

by Emily McFarlan Miller

Community Unit School District 300 was back in Springfield Tuesday.

But this time, there was no legislation to extend an economic development area (EDA) within the district’s boundaries. There were no posterboards or marches or busloads of students, although the familiar red shirts did make a reappearance.

This was a Legislative Open House, hosted across the street from the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.

It was a reiteration that the Carpentersville-based school district is not a “one-issue” district, according to a written statement from District 300 — and of Superintendent Michael Bregy’s vow, in his first year in charge of the district, to“become more legislatively active.

“When we worked on the Sears EDA legislation in the fall, we told the legislators that we would not go away. This open house was one example of our school district’s ongoing dedication to the legislative process,” said Steve Fiorentino, co-chair of the District 300 Board Legislative Committee.

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