Schermerhorn Reveals School Building Savings Possibilities

In her letter to McHenry County Board Finance and Audit Committee members last week, there were suggestions of how local taxpayers might save money in meeting the housing needs of students. School expansion. Alden-Hebron Unit District Does Alden-Hebron really need … Continue reading

“I’m Your Boss” Jack Franks Swears at Employee of Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhornr

Here are the notes of McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Schools employee Edgar Pereda, who is Director of Evergreen School, of a phone conversation with County Board Chairman Jack Franks: Around 2 pm a representative from Mr. Franks office called and asked … Continue reading

Leslie Schermerhorn Emails to State’s Attorney & County Board Members

McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Education Leslie Schermerhorn is in a fight with some on the County Board, including Chairman Jack Franks, over her budget. Last week, she asked McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally for an opinion in the … Continue reading

Jack Franks Criticized for Loss of Temper

From former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster: Here We Go Again… Drunk With Power and Self Importance! For all intents and purposes… it appears we are once again, forced to witness the “county emperor’s” irrational impulses as he stomps … Continue reading

Leslie Schermerhorn Miffed at Jack Franks’ Arbitrary Refusal to Put Student Safety Measure on County Board Agenda

McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Education Leslie Schermerhorn is not a happy camper at McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ refusal to put a contract to hire a fingerprinting vendor contract on the Board agenda even though the Public Health … Continue reading

Two More Candidates for McHenry County Office

Toward the end of the filing period, two more people filed for McHenry County Office. Incumbent Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhorn presented petitions for re-election. She is a Republican and, unless Democrats decide to slate a candidate, Schermerhorn will … Continue reading

County Gets Federal $625,000 Teen Drug Education Grant

A press release from McHenry County: Office of National Drug Control Policy Awards $125,000 to McHenry County SAC The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition (SAC), in collaboration with the McHenry County Regional Office of Education, has been awarded a 5 … Continue reading

County Supt. of Schools Urges Woodstock Police Monitoring to Protect Children

This comment from Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhorn appeared under the story about the stabbing in Woodstock: This incident occurred near three Woodstock schools. My guess is the stabbing was drug related. Children walk by this area every day, … Continue reading

Leslie Schermerhorn Gets McHenry County Board Committee Recommendation for Regional Superintendent of Schools

Among topics Leslie Schermerhorn introduced herself to the Public Health and Human Services Committee this morning. As McHenry County Blog readers learned exclusively nine days ago, Leslie Schermerhorn qualifies under the stringent educational and professional requirements set by law. The … Continue reading

Leslie Schermerhorn, Retired Judge’s Daughter, Candidate for Regional Supterintendent of Education Post

Friday, April 13, the McHenry County Public Health and Human Services Committee will be interviewing the Leslie A. Schermerhorn of Woodstock for the post of Regional Superintendent of Schools. The candidate, who would be appointed by the County Board to … Continue reading

The Democrats Chance to Crack the McHenry County Courthouse

The Republicans who run McHenry County seem to be having some trouble finding a person to fill the slot for Regional Superintendent of Schools. The requirements are way too strict, having been designed by the Illinois Education Association and adopted … Continue reading

Regional Superintendent of Schools on Ballot in 2012

The Regional Superintendent of Schools elected on an unopposed ballot in 2010 resigned when the salary was cut. It will be to fill out the remaining two years of the term that started July 1st. About a dozen people applied … Continue reading

Ten Applicants for McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Education Before Word Got Out There Was No Money for Salaries in State Budget

Here’s the list I received in response to my Freedom of Information request for the names of those who have applied to become the McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Schools. You may remember when it became clear that Governor Pat … Continue reading

Regional Superintendent of Schools Story from State Angle

The Northwest Herald’s Kevin Craver broke the story that the current and incoming McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Schools are resigning, apparently because their salaries, hence, their pension base will probably be cut soon. Current Supt. Gene Goeglein gets paid … Continue reading

Joe Williams Quoted in State Board of Education Article on Home Schooling

Future McHenry County Regional Superintendent of School Joe Williams is quoted in an article on Home Schooling published by the Illinois State Board of Election. Here’s his two paragraphs: “Joe Williams, ROE #44 assistant superintendent in McHenry County and also … Continue reading

County Fair Politicians

The McHenry County Fair is a place that a politician can meet a lot of people. I loved working them while I was running for County Treasurer and in that office from 1966-70. Not to mention the 16 years I … Continue reading