Endorsements: Dingman, Brown, Witkowski, Wasik For Grayslake High School Dist. 127

 
The Daily Herald Editorial Board
Posted3/8/2015 12:01 AM

Voters in Grayslake High School District 127 are in the best possible position. Five candidates -- three incumbents and two newcomers -- are vying for four seats, and voters would be well served by any of these qualified men and women.

Even the newcomers agree that the district is a strong one; there is little to "fix," though there are challenges ahead that must be met with a board committed to maintaining educational excellence and keeping an eye on the bottom line. Among those challenges: an upcoming search for a new superintendent and uncertainty over state funding.

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To keep the district on solid footing, we endorse incumbents Ann Dingman, Edwin Brown and Ken Witkowski. They have the experience that will make these challenges easier to weather and a passion for education that seems undimmed by their years in office.

Newcomers Hal Sloan and Kathleen Conlon Wasik both offer a fresh perspective, but among the two we lean toward Wasik. She is dynamic and well-spoken, with an impressive resume of community involvement both in the schools and through the League of Women Voters. She is also bursting with ideas, ranging from volunteer-based tutoring support to business partnerships for students. Wasik would make an enthusiastic addition to the board and is endorsed along with the incumbents.

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