Leslie Schermerhorn Wants Children to be Safe in School

A previous McHenry County Blog post reported on Schermerhorn Miffed Jack Franks Arbitrary Refusal to Put Student Safety Measure on County Board Agenda.

Ms. Schermerhorn follows up her request with the following sent to McHenry County Blog:

“The Regional Office of Education’s number one duty is to keep the children of McHenry County safe!

The Regional Office, located in the County Administration building, insures that every person in contact with students has a thorough criminal background check.

The checks are done through electronic fingerprinting which go through the State of Illinois and F.B.I. data bases.

Those requiring background checks include: educators, substitute teachers, teacher aides, coaches, lunch workers, bus drivers, facilities workers, construction workers and more.

Leslie Schemerhorn

Each fall, the Assistant Regional Superintendent, Mike Freeman, often accompanied by local fire department officials, inspects all 82 school buildings in McHenry County for meeting Health/Life Safety codes.

Reviewing district policies for bullying and bringing weapons onto school grounds is a large part of the Regional Offices duties.

The Regional Office also maintains a Regional Safe School for those students who have major infringements on school policy and require a curriculum that better addresses the individual’s social/emotional needs.

The Regional Office assists educators in maintaining their licenses and endorsements.

The licensure clerk reviews teacher assignments so young people are taught by appropriately licensed teachers.

Finally, the federal Drug Free Community Grant the Office was awarded, has allowed for a director to work throughout the county to educate all members of the community on the realities of the substance abuse and the opioid crisis.

I have found the last six years as Superintendent of the Regional Office to be very rewarding. I hope you will entrust me with McHenry County young people for the next four.”



Leslie Schermerhorn Wants Children to be Safe in School — 9 Comments

  1. I haven’t heard one common sense comment from anyone in this great country regarding school gun violence or the opioid crisis.

  2. CP please advise the location of the rock you have been hiding under. I need a safe place.

  3. No one wants to address the reasons for the violence and our issues.
    Just point fingers. Until we look hard at our own culture and the way we raise our kids and finally teach them some damn respect nothing will ever change.

  4. I agree with CP. Victimization, it’s someone else’s fault and lack of accountability are all contributing factors. Not to mention the lack of father figure in the home.

  5. Isn’t she the person who signed off on the bleachers in Crystal Lake?

    The Regional Superintendent of Schools is completely unnecessary, and the office should be eliminated statewide.

  6. Agree with CP at 9:24 am on March 16th. We as a society also need to hold accountable those who produce and sponsor or sell violent movies, violent tv shows and violent games. A lot of these people are Hollywood types such as the sexual predator Harvey.

  7. Hollywood again. My compassionate conservative gun lovers have a little problem with the “well regulated” section of their beloved second amendment. We know them all too well; not fooling anybody here. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meow, meeeoooowwwww…

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