A press release from McHenry Grade School Board candidate Betty Davis:
Betty Davis Challenges Incumbents in the Upcoming April 7th Election
Betty Davis remarked that she was compelled to run for school board, after seeing the look of dismay on the children’s faces.
A student replied:
“If it has anything to do with learning it is not fun.”
It showed her how learning can be fun through the use of a Body Boggle mat.
It is much like a twister game and kids can spell and sound out words.
Mrs. Davis feels that from children being actively involved in a concept they will retain and learn more than the current curriculum allows.
She envisions students’ achievements will become academic excellence through engagement.
“70% of McHenry residents’ taxes goes towards education .
“Unfortunately the tax dollars do not calibrate with the education they are currently receiving.
“Six out of ten high schools in McHenry country are not producing students ready for college.
“Education starts in the elementary schools and I hope to be an advocate for teachers as well as residents of McHenry to find solutions to raise academic standards while lowering the tax dollars.
“We have phenomenal teachers in McHenry.
“Let them be free to use their talents teachers to increase excellence and excitement of the children. Academic excellence not only will benefit the student population–it will increase the value of a resident’s home and attract more people to live here.”