His last post was almost a year ago, but Unit 4 School Board member Greg Novak's campaign website has reopened with information about his funeral arrangements as well as a list of links to articles reflecting on a life that has affected an untold number of C-U residents. Novak, who died on Tuesday afternoon, will be missed as a tireless advocate for students and a consistent friend of Unit 4 faculty and staff. Moreover, during his tenure on the board, Novak was a voice of reason during times of tension and transition.
Personally, I have followed Novak's time on the board since he was elected in 2007. His even temperament and clear devotion to doing what was best for the district earned him respect from some of my most liberal and some of my most conservative friends alike. Needless to say, our district and our community suffered a genuine loss this week.