(2-25-21) Parkway Superintendent Jeanne Osterfeld issued this statement on the recent arrest of former Parkway Board of Education member Jeff Armstrong –

“The safety and security of children is at the core of Parkway’s mission. Learning about allegations of wrongdoing like those involving Mr. Armstrong is incredibly upsetting and jarring Before Tuesday, the District was unaware of any allegations of inappropriate conduct, of any nature, related to Mr. Armstrong The District encourages anyone with any relevant information to come forward and assist the FBI in its investigation.”

Armstrong (51) of Rockford made his initial appearance in US District Court in Toledo on charges of  coercion, enticement, receipt and distribution of child pornography.

Armstrong, well known in the Rockford community, is a former Mayor of Rockford and member of the Parkway Board of Education. Armstrong also served on the Mercer County Republican Party’s Central Committee.