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City: Round Lake
Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: Round Lake Area Unit D116, 4-year term
Family: Married, two children
Occupation: Accounting Analyst
Education: Round Lake Senior High School, 1987
Associate of Applied Science, College of Lake County, 1990
Pursuing BA in Political Science, National Louis University
Civic involvement: Early Education PTO
W.J. Murphy PTO
Round Lake Spartans Football & Cheerleading
Elected offices held: Board Member, Round Lake CUSD #116, Appointed 2006
Board Member, Round Lake CUSD #116, Elected 2007
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
Continued fiscal resonsibilty to maintain and preserve local control of the district as it exits from under the State Finiance Authority.
Key Issue 2
Smaller class sizes, implemting 21st Century learning skils while meeting and exceeding academic standards for all students to become life long learners.
Key Issue 3
Increase community and parental involvement at all levels in the district. The school community needs the support of eveyone in the Round Lake Area for increased and continued success of students.
How satisfied are you that your district is preparing students for the next stage in their lives, whether it be from elementary into high school or high school into college or full-time employment? What changes, if any, do you think need to be made?
Satisfied, though this shouldn't mean we become complacent but continue growth in our acadenic programs, continous learning, and quality of life for all students.
What budget issues will the district have to confront? What measures do you support to address them? If cuts are needed, be specific about programs and expenses that should be reduced or eliminated. Do you support any tax increases for local schools?
Our district faces finacial constrants due to the issues with State funding. Keeping a balanced budget while maintaing the integerity of the district for both students and staff should be a priority. It's the fiduciary duty to assure the students, staff, and community that this district continues to stay within it's resources.
Is experience as a teacher or support from a union valuable because it suggests educational insights or detrimental because it creates pro-teacher bias? Please clarify whether you have such experience or would accept union support.
Support should be welcomed, while setting goals that should support greater outcomes for the entire learning community.
As contract talks come up with various employee groups, what posture should the board take? Do you believe the district should ask for concessions, expect employee costs to stay about the same as they are now or provide increases in pay or benefits?
Contract negotations should be reviewed keeping student and community success in the forefront while understanding fiduciary obligations.
If your district had a superintendent or other administrator nearing retirement, would you support a substantial increase in his or her pay to help boost pension benefits? Why or why not?
An increase for any adminstrator or superintendent should be based on their successes in and for the district.