Timothy Hatfield: Candidate Profile

Fox River Grove Consolidated District 3 School Board (4-year Terms)

Updated 3/15/2013 9:57 AM



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City: Fox River Grove

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Office sought: Fox River Grove Consolidated District 3 School Board (4-year Terms)

Age: 54

Family: Wife- Kate, Son- Jackson 14, Daughter-Emma 11, Black Lab named Tori.

Occupation: Teacher & Coach

Education: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education from Eastern Michigan University

Master of Science in Curriculum and Supervision from Northern Illinois University

Civic involvement: Vice President of FRG Recreation Council

Elected offices held: None

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Community communication

Key Issue 2

High Test scores yet good Teacher/Student relationships.

Key Issue 3

Not merging with District 26

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?

Since I have a Masters degree in Curriculum development I believe I could be very helpful in this area.

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?

From my experience I think they need to do more writing, they are not fully prepared for the writing they will do in High School.

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 taxes in FRG are already pretty high, I think we need to explore other avenues when it come to budgets and pay increases.

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?

No…there is a good pension plan in place.