As many of you know, Cinda Klickna (IEA statewide President) and Andrew Hirshman, Mundelein HS teacher, are running as the IEA endorsed candidates for the two open TRS trustee positions. There are two people running against them (one is an administrator from an affluent district pushing for a pension cost shift to local districts, if that helps motivate you…). Every contributing member of TRS can vote and it is important to do everything we can to bring home a win to help defend our pensions.
Every HEA teacher should have received a ballot for TRS Board elections in the mail. It is critically important that every member vote. Anyone who has lost their ballot, I will forward detailed information on on-line voting when I have it.
Andrew just sent me this info for online TRS voting. I can speak from experience that calling TRS is unbelievably pleasant experience. They are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Anyone who doesn’t know there account number will be taken care of.
TRS is governed by 13 Trustees – the IL superintendent of ed., 6 governor appointed, 4 member elected, 2 retiree elected. By law, the president of the board is the IL superintendent of ed.