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