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Michele Kreis: Candidate Profile

Fremont District 79 School Board (4-year Terms)

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City: Wauconda

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Fremont District 79 School Board (4-year Terms)

Age: 43

Family: Married,2 children

Occupation: Stay at Home Mom

Education: Candidate did not respond.

Civic involvement: Little League coach, park district basketball coach, Girl Scout Leader and Girl Scout Cookie Manager for Mundelein, Libertyville,and Vernon Hills

Elected offices held: Candidate did not respond.

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: Candidate did not respond.

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Insuring consistency across our school district.

Key Issue 2

Fiscal responsibility

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 am in favor of the CCS. I feel the boards role is to make sure our schools administration is preparing our teachers properly so the teachers and our school district will make a smooth transition to the new standards.

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 am quite satisfied with our school districts preparation.

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?

Luckily our school district is in a comfortable position financially. At this time I see no need to cut any programs. I do not support any tax increase in our school district.

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 there will need to be some give and take from both parties as we go through this process.

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 have no comment on this issue.