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Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: McHenry High School District 156 School Board (4-year Term)
Family: Married,2 Children,Daughter,23,Son,20.Both went through McHenry School System
Occupation: Self Employed-Fischer Bros.Fresh Concrete
Education: DeVry Institute of Technology.Field Engineer.
Civic involvement: Candidate did not respond.
Elected offices held: Former Village of Lakemoor Trustee
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
Key Issue 2
Provide the Best Education Possible for Our Children
Key Issue 3
Candidate did not respond.
What do you think about the shift to the common core standards? How big a role do you think the board of education should play in setting the curriculum for students and what ideas do you have for changes to the current curriculum?
The common core standards clearly states what is expected of the students at every level. I think the administation and staff should present their ideas for obtaining this goal and working with them we as a board can come together in an agreement for setting the cirriculum.
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?
I believe there's always room for improvement.Its an ongoing process.Technology changes quickly.We need to keep up with that change.
What budget issues will your district have to confront and what measures do you support to address them? If you believe cuts are necessary, what programs and expenses should be reduced or eliminated? On the income side, do you support any tax increases?
A balanced budget.Look at all programs and expenses for any cost saving measures.Tax increases are never favorable.
As contract talks come up with various school employee groups, do you believe the district should ask for concessions from its employees, expect employee costs to stay about the same as they are now or provide increases in pay or benefits?
I believe we need to take a carefull look and consider every aspect.
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.Our pension system needs reform.