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Russell Chamberlin: Candidate Profile

Grayslake High School District 127 School Board (4-year Terms)

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City: Grayslake

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Grayslake High School District 127 School Board (4-year Terms)

Age: 48

Family: Married with 2 Children ages 18 & 15

Occupation: Golf Course Superintendent

Education: Candidate did not respond.

Civic involvement: School board member for the past 4 years. Previous park board member.

Elected offices held: Grayslake Park District 2 years

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Keeping financial stability within the district, while maintaining the highest level of education possible.

Key Issue 2

Candidate did not respond.

Key Issue 3

Candidate did not respond.

Questions & Answers

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?

We try to support the administration and the staff on their ideas to improve learning and to follow the common core guidelines.

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 personally think having a daughter who just graduated and continued to a 4 year college, that she was very well prepared for college life and class workload.

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?

Our district is financially stable. I will not support tax referendums or cuts in teaching staff.

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?

Stay 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?

Candidate did not respond.

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