Donald Cichoski: Candidate Profile

McHenry High School District 156 School Board (4-year Term) (Republican)

Updated 2/25/2013 8:04 PM




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City: lakemoor

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: McHenry High School District 156 School Board (4-year Term)

Age: 69

Family: Married,three children,five grandchildren

Occupation: 2nd shift custodial supervisor dist 116

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Education: completed "Facility/Cleaning" tech course by Aramark for all managers.This was a one week course.

Civic involvement: Candidate did not respond.

Elected offices held: Mayor of Lakemoor,1997-2001. Trustee for the prior six years.

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

reign in excessive spending and maintain a balanced budget

Key Issue 2

try to work with staff to live within it's means.

Key Issue 3

to work with the public so they understand what is going on,and that there will be no surprises.also to insure that our kids will get the best education available

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?

as far as the core standards are concerned, staff and the dist will all have to work within it's means to achieve these 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?

by having the kids,staff and technical equipment available this will help insure that our students prepare for the next stage of their lives


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?

the board will have to work with the parents and staff to find out what will work and how to implement it.

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?

again this is something that the board,staff and parents will have to work together on

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?

this is something that all board members will have to look at.