Peggy Kuzmanovich: Candidate Profile

Lake Villa District 41 School Board (4-year Terms) (Independent)

Updated 2/22/2013 6:21 PM



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City: Lake Villa

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Lake Villa District 41 School Board (4-year Terms)

Age: 51

Family: Happily married with three wonderful children.

Occupation: Sales and marketing

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Iowa

Civic involvement: Candidate did not respond.

Elected offices held: District 41 School Board Member

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Meeting and exceeding the needs of ALL learners.

Key Issue 2

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Key Issue 3

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Questions & Answers

District 41 faces a large deficit and tough financial choices. Name one step you would push on the board to address the situation. Please explain your idea.

District 41 is currently carefully evaluating the best solutions to weather the current financial storm. I am confident that our community members, staff and board members will put the academic needs of the students first, while continuing to keep a fund balance and balanced budget.

How satisfied are you that your district is adequately preparing students for the next stage in their lives, whether it be high school, college or full-time employment? What changes, if any, do you think need to be made?

As a current Board Member I am very confident that we are preparing are students for career and college readiness.

How would you define the ideal working relationship between a school board and its administrators and teachers? To what degree does your school district represent this relationship now?

I am extremely proud of our district and the working relationship between the school board, administrators and staff. The district has an accountability plan in place for common goals and we have established a professional learning community. All areas share in their understanding of the importance of the the whole child.

As contract talks come up with various employee groups what position should the school board take? Should the district seek concessions, expect employee costs to stay about the same now or provide increases in pay or benefits?

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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?

Common core standards are raising the expectations of all learners. The district is preparing to meet these new expectations. The school board will provide the support necessary to meet the common core standards.