This came from Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board candidate Brennan Markee:
Thank you for the opportunity to make a short presentation.
I am a lifelong resident of District 155 and a 1993 graduate of Crystal Lake Central.
My employment is local.
It is my time to give back to the school and community that I love.
My parents, grandparents and other family members attended school in Crystal Lake.
They are excited that I am seeking the position of Member of the Dist. 155 Board of Education.
I know that I received an excellent education and I want that same opportunity for my children.
I know many teachers and some administrators and am concerned with the morale at our 4 high schools.
I believe that there are issues facing the staff that are getting worse rather than better.
The State of Illinois financial crisis will certainly continue to affect school funding.
Recently, the Illinois legislature killed a bill that would have shifted State Aid away from school districts like 155 to those “poorer” districts which would have the affect of increasing local tax burden.
A similar bill is likely to be filed in the near future.
This must be a primary concern of every Board member.
The current Board and Administration has shown great disdane for the elected officials of the City of
Crystal Lake and caused a public embarrassment over bleachers for the South football field.
Attorney fees and court costs for such a project are unconscionable.
My involvement with local civic organizations has given me the opportunity to meet many of the present and past leaders of our community.
I have been encouraged by their support in this endeavor.
I am available to speak to any issue at any time. I am available on Facebook “Brennan Markee for
District 155 Board.