The following comment left by “Nobody” is not completely accurate. I have indicated where mistakes occur:
The comment did, however, inspire me to take a look at the candidates that Crystal Lake Grade School District 47’s and Crystal Lake High School District 155’s teacher unions are endorsing.
If you think that your taxes are high, look at the school board candidates, because I guarantee they are about to get much higher in Crystal Lake.
The real story that everyone is missing is the number of teachers and teachers union members running for the school board in D155 & D47.
D47 has a MEMBER OF THE UNION LEADERSHIP (CURT WADLINGTON) running and judging by the number of teachers that has signs in their yards, Fetzner is their friend as well judging by sign placements.
[The Patch article identifies Wadlington as “Association Negotiations Committee Chairperson” for High School District 155.]
D155 has a slate of 3 d47 teachers running for school board (sic); Blazier, Guss and Pelz that ARE ENDORSED BY THE D155 TEACHERS UNION. [The three are endorsed by the District 155 Education Association, but are not employed by Crystal Lake Grade School District 47. Amy Blazier teaches pre-school at Friendship House Childcare. Adam Guss works for Comcast. His wife Wendy teaches at Cary-Grove High School. Brian Pelz teaches physics and AP Chemistry at Crystal Lake Central High School.]
[The Facebook entry says,
“The District 155 Education Association is proud to announce the endorsement of
- Amy Blazier
- Brian Pelz
- Adam Guss
for school board.
“These three candidates stood out as people who truly have a commitment to education.
“Let’s get out on April 7th and show our support!”]
Matthew Hardt, a candidate for the 4-year McHenry County College Board, teaches at Prairie Ridge and is a member of the District 155 teachers union board. I have found no formal endorsement.
Two years ago, the Crystal Lake Elementary Teachers Association (CLETA) had the following endorsement on its Facebook page:
“CLETA has recommended the following school board candidates for District 47:
- Jeff Mason
- Robert Routzahn
- Ruth Scifo“
Routzahn and Scifo were not successful, being beaten by Eileen Palsgrove and Donna Ricca.