Letter: KEA endorsement of School Board candidates

By on March 31, 2011

The Kaneland Education Association, in partnership with the Citizen’s Advisory Committee, hosted a School Board Candidate Forum on March 10.

We would like to thank those who participated in this event: organizers, candidate participants, audience members, and those who could not attend and accessed the Candidate Forum video on the Kaneland website (which is still available).

Having seven candidates for four School Board seats is a testament to the level of investiture of our community in the educational health and operations of our School District. As those on the front lines of meeting the educational needs of Kaneland children, the Kaneland Education Association listened to the questions and answers from the viewpoint of what would ultimately be best for Kaneland students.

There were five candidates who KEA believes will work to maintain the quality level of programs we have, will support initiatives professional educators identify as necessary to the future growth of our schools, and will cast an informed and realistic eye toward fiscal responsibility. KEA is proud to endorse any of the following five individuals for election to the Kaneland School Board in the April 5 election: Jim Oberweis, Teresa Witt, Deborah Grant, Gale Pavlak and Pat Denlinger.

Linda Zulkowski
KEA President


  1. RM

    March 31, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    Seems rather inappropriate that the KEA should tell us who to put on the school board. About as inappropriate as a member of the village board telling us who to put on the board?!? We can make our own decisions, thanks.

  2. 302peep

    March 31, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Well said RM. Business as usual does not work anymore. We need the best 4 that will challenge the administration and teachers while holding them accountable and responsible for our children’s education. If not producing you need to improve or move on.