McHenry Grade School District Board Picks Man Betty Davis Beat to Replace John O’Neill

The McHenry Grade School Board.

The McHenry Grade School Board. John O’Neill is second from the left.  Paul Santopadre is second from the right.

When long-time incumbent John O’Neill resigned from the McHenry Elementary School District the Board had to replace him with an appointee.

Tonight, Paul Santopadre, the incumbent who lost to Betty Davis, O’Neill and Mike Hettermann in the last election, was selected in a 4-2 vote tonight to replace O’Neill.

Spring 2015 election results for McHenry Grade School District 15.

Spring 2015 election results for McHenry Grade School District 15.


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McHenry Grade School District Board Picks Man Betty Davis Beat to Replace John O’Neill — 7 Comments

  1. Is it true Santopadre is a school teacher or administrator in another school district?

    If it is true, what were the other Board members thinking?

  2. Board members want who they want and qualifications seldom matter. It’s all political and power.

  3. Open the Books Widget

    Paul J Santopadre

    Lake Villa CCSD 41 – 2014 – $118,910 – 22 Years Worked
    Lake Villa CCSD 41 – 2013 – $117,153
    Lake Villa CCSD 41 – 2012 – $113,740 – Elementary School Principal
    Lake Villa CCSD 41 – 2011 – $109,418
    Lake Villa CCSD 41 – 2010 – $105,321
    Lake Villa CCSD 41 – 2009 – $101,456
    Lake Villa CCSD 41 – 2008 – $096,167
    Lake Villa CCSD 41 – 2007 – $091,153
    Lake Villa CCSD 41 – 2006 – $092,331
    Lake Villa CCSD 41 – 2005 – $084,286
    Lake Villa CCSD 41 – 2004 – $081,746
    Lake Villa CCSD 41 – 2003 – $068,559
    Lake Villa CCSD 41 – 2002 – $057,000
    Wood Dale Sd 7 —– 2001 – $042,828
    Wood Dale SD 7 —– 2000 – $039,643

    http://www.OpenTheBooks.com

    On the one hand he knows the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and politics in public schools.

    That is very valuable as there is a large learning curve due to all the specialized knowledge required.

    On the other hand he’s part of the status quo system and benefits from the Rolls Royce pension system that needs to be reformed due to hiked pension benefits and salaries.

    Probably the best thing to do is go to the school board meetings and meet him and talk to him.

    Every taxing district needs a watchdog.

    Now McHenry District 15 has at least two school board members that are Principals in other districts.

    Kimberly Qualls and Paul Santopadre.

    The district does not videotape board meetings and indefinitely archive them on the website.

    Request they do so to hold them accountable for what they say, and videotaping is the only way people who can’t attend a board meeting can view the board meeting.

  4. Great job BOE.

    Thanks for voting in someone that the community clearing voted no for.

    I hope you all can rekindle your friendship right where it left off.

    Heaven forbid you pick someone that is actually qualified.

    Has anyone looked at the qualifications these people bring to the table?

    It is pretty embarrassing.

    Qualified people please run.

    And please, voters, review qualifications before voting!!!

  5. Kimberly Qualls

    Alden Hebron School District 19

    Year – Pensionable Income – Percentage Increase or Decrease over previous year

    2014 – $77,764 – 3% – 18 Years Worked
    2013 – $75,670 – 2%
    2012 – $74,216 – 0% – Elementary School Principal
    2011 – $74,190 – (4%)
    2010 – $76,945 – 35%
    2009 – $57,205 – 4%
    2008 – $54,873 – 7%
    2007 – $51,333 – 4%
    2006 – $49,555 – 9%
    2005 – $45,286 – 14%
    2004 – $39,702 – 11%
    2003 – $35,907 – 6%
    2002 – $33,935 – 3%
    2001 – $32,987 – 5%
    2000 – $31,350

    Sources:
    http://www.OpenTheBooks.com > Widget
    ISBE TSR

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