MCC Board Candidates Diane Evertsen and David Schenk Pair Up

The following door hangers are being distributed by two candidates for the McHenry County College Board:

Diane Evertsen and Dr. David Schenk pledge not to raise McHenry County College taxes.

A comparison of candidates from the viewpoint of supporters of former McHenry County Board members Diane Evertsen and economics Ph.D, David Schenk.


MCC Board Candidates Diane Evertsen and David Schenk Pair Up — 14 Comments

  1. Does a new MCC Board Chair get voted in after every election?

  2. “The Board will elect annually from its membership a Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary.

    A majority vote of the full membership eligible to vote will be required to elect an officer.”


    McHenry County College

    Community College District 528

    Serving McHenry, Boone, Kane and Lake Counties

    Board Policy Manual

    Updated December 16, 2016

  3. Evewrtson/Schenk best qualified…nothing more need be said…

  4. except proper spelling….Evertson/Schenk…………nothing more need be said

  5. This race IS important.

    MCC has seen declining enrollment.

    Costly expansions have been kept at bay because of the election of libertarians/Tea Party members to the MCC Board starting with Chris Jenner and Tom Wilbeck in 2013.

    In 2015 additional cheerleaders were voted out, but a contentious Chair vote virtually stopped the Administration’s research into cutting outdated/low enrollment programs.

    A vote for Evertsen and Schenk will help students and MCC long term by reducing programs that are not beneficial to MCC programming or it’s students.

    Cost savings could be directed to more STEM cell classes, but only of local school districts start to gear students toward those studies. MCC will not draw students from outside the area.

  6. Have any of you actually sat through a full board meeting?

    eversten voted “NO” while on the board more times than not and how is standing in the way of getting business done a good thing?

    I bet she will be just as un productive on the school board as well.

    Diane It’s obvious, the chemicals the farmers used in their fields is getting to you!! \

    You never represented me and you Never will.

  7. Standing in the way of getting business done is imperative in fighting the new world order agenda.

  8. Re: “eversten voted “NO” ”

    Yes she did:

    No to upgrading Alden Rd. to airport runway grade status.

    No to the devastation of Fleming Rd.

    No to buying uniforms not made in the U.S.A. for the Sheriff’s.

    No to salary salary increases.

    No to the plethora of planned ’roundabouts’.

    No to spending half a million dollars on Obamacare ‘navigators’.

    No to tax increases.

    She consistently voted to represent the taxpayers in her district.

    Although there were no ‘non-dedicated roads’ in her district, she was instrumental in obtaining a long term solution to that issue.

    A vote for Evertsen and Schenk is a vote for the taxpayer.

    A vote for ANY of the other candidates is a vote to continue wasteful spending which results in TAX increases.

  9. So Diane Evertsen and David Schneck have me painted me as a tax raiser which is not true, I’ve never held an elected position so I’ve never raised taxes.

    Has Diane who has held many elected positions ever voted for a tax increase?

    I have repeatedly said I don’t want to raise taxes but instead want to raise enrollment which would bring more dollars to MCC.

    During the League of Women Voters forum at MCC I went on the record saying MCC should evaluate classes that don’t have a lot of students taking them and stop offering them and find new pertinent classes that the county needs and offer them which would raise enrollment.

    I also said I would like to see MCC partner with more businesses and possibly the unions to bring more trades type classes to MCC.

    This would bring new students to MCC to learn how to be plumbers or carpenters or any number of the trades where they could learn how to make a good living and make McHenry County stronger.

    Not every kid needs to or wants to go to a four year college and it’s up to MCC to market itself better so students and parents see that you can attend there and come out with the skills to earn a good living.

  10. Mr Allen,

    I appreciate you dialogue in this forum.

    Could you please divulge in greater detail your roll as a teacher at MCC?

    Also what was your position during you membership at the MCC Foundation?

    What years were/are you active?

    What efforts through the MCC Foundation have you been involved with that have increased enrollment?

    Why do we need to have schooling for trades jobs?

    How does that benefit young high school graduates?

    Do you think partnering with business means less regulation and less training or more training through schools, thus decreasing job opportunities for the poor and disabled?

    Thank you.

  11. Xout42
    My roll at MCC was that as an adjunct fire science instructor. I received my initial training as a firefighter through MCC and a few years later I was asked to help teach a fee classes. As the years went I became the lead instructor for the firefighter II program. Years later I taught the intro to emergency services course for the tech prep program which teaches second semester seniors about being a firefighter, a paramedic and a police officer.

    I’m a Board member on the foundation board and co-chair of the alumni committee for about the last year.

    The foundation board doesn’t have the authority to do anything to raise enrollment except by awarding scholarships to help students pay for school get in that otherwise couldn’t afford it. Personally I’ve spoken to hundreds of people at parties, neighbor’s houses, spoken to family friends to let people know that MCC has great programs and is very cost effective even if the student plans to go to a four year university.

    I’ve spoken to lot’s of plumbers, electricians and carpenters recently and they all told me the trades need qualified young people because their numbers are dropping. To partner with a union to bring their training school to MCC would have the potential to add students from Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin for this required training opportunity. This training would include gen ed classes as well as the specialized training classes the union teaches. When this person works as say a plumber he or she makes a very good living that will support a family.

    MCC has a partnership with several high schools in the county now in different programs. One is for the CNC operator program where a high school student can learn the basics of operating the machine through classroom and hands on portions of the class. The student can finish earning the CNC operator’s certificate at MCC while working full time after graduating from high school. I was told this occupation pays more that $30,000 a year to start and that McHenry County manufacturing companies can’t find qualified people to do these jobs. They combine computer and hands on work that appeal to many of the high school students I spoke to.

    I believe partnering with a business will create more training opportunities because the training at MCC would be open to anyone that qualified to take the course and might cause more businesses to apply to get into a partnership with MCC. The businesses involved would see how the students actually performed the skills taught during the course which would help the student get hired and the business get a qualified employee. There are federal regulations regarding the disabled and hiring which I don’t see as a barrier. Because this program is through MCC, if they’re a student of the college and qualify to get into a course scholarships and or grants should apply to help defray the cost.

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