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Paul Lohr: Candidate Profile

Mundelein High School District 120 School Board (4-year Terms) (Independent)

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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: Mundelein

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Mundelein High School District 120 School Board (4-year Terms)

Age: 42

Family: Married, 2 children (Twins age 17)

Occupation: Corporate Transportation Manager

Education: BA Business, Northwest University, 1998

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

To bring my ability to identify the issues and then work with all involved to address and bring an unbiased solution.

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?

I feel that the board should be involved in making sure the proper allocatoin of funds to keep curriculum current and up to standards that are determined by the educators.

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?

Having two seniors that are about to head off to college, I feel that they are well prepared for the next level. I think that there is always room for improvement and I look forward to identifying them and finding solutions.

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?

I think that this district will have to deal with how to allocate the budget that will best improve the school and bring overall value to the community. I would not want to increase taxes as a fisrt step to deal with issues- there should be an extensive analysis of the budget and overall expenses.

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?

At this time I can't answer to the level of attention that this question deserves. I would need to know the history and the details to be able to answer.

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?

I would support the appropriate increase based on meeting goals and performance. It would not be for the reason of boosting pension benefits.

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