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Gilbert R. Wagner II: Candidate Profile

West Chicago Elementary D33

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Note: Answers provided have not been edited for grammar, misspellings or typos. In some instances, candidate claims that could not be immediately verified have been omitted.

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Bio

City: West Chicago

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: West Chicago Elementary D33

Age: 34

Family: Single, two boys

Occupation: Hvac service tech/installer

Education: high school

Civic involvement: Candidate did not respond.

Elected offices held: Candidate did not respond.

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Call size

Key Issue 2

Candidate did not respond.

Key Issue 3

Candidate did not respond.

Questions & Answers

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?

they need to do a better job getting the kids ready for middle school, they need to teach the kids more respondsiblity

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?

Candidate did not respond.

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.

I would accept teacher support, teachers are very important and they see what goes on with our kids and the schools everyday. I don't have any experience with that and I would not except union support

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?

I think the district has no other choice but ask for concessions, in these trying times everyone has to give a little I beieve that they should try and keep the pay the same

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?

No. You should get more pay just to help get a better pension when that money can be better spent

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