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District 211 Board of Education: 3 Open Seats, 5 Candidates

Five candidates will be running for three open seats on the Township High School District 211 Board of Education in the April election. Three are incumbents and two are newcomers.

Three seats will be open on the Township High School District 211 Board of Education for the April 9 consolidated election, and five candidates will be running. 

Incumbents Robert J. LeFevre of Palatine, who currently serves as board president, along with Schaumburg resident Anna Klimkowica and board secretary, Edward Yung of Inverness, all plan to run again.

New candidates include Roman Golash of Palatine and Mike Scharringhausen of Schaumburg. 

Township High School District 211 has five schools, including Palatine High School and Fremd High School, Hoffman Estates and James B. Conant High Schools, both in Hoffman Estates, and Schaumburg High School in Schaumburg.

District 211 has close to 12,500 students in total attending the five schools, and is the largest high school district in the state of Illinois. 

Each board of education seat has a four year term. 

Check back with Palatine Patch for upcoming profiles of the candidates. 

Bucephalus March 09, 2013 at 02:23 PM
Roman is not a new candidate. He ran before, mainly on a platform to bring ROTC to 211. The voters rejected him then.
Bucephalus March 10, 2013 at 03:45 AM
In fact the voters of Palatine so thoroughly rejected him that he finished dead last out of a field of seven. George P. Brandt 17.34% 9,436 Charles Fritz 12.37% 6,731 Roman G. Golash 10.98% 5,973 Richard Gerber 16.93% 9,212 Bill Robertson 16.51% 8,985 M. Bryan Neal 11.83% 6,438 Mucia A. Burke 14.03% 7,635 Total: 100% 54,410 So we rejected him two years ago. What's he changed to make us elect him now? Why should we suddenly decide that after thoroughly rejecting him two years ago we should change our mind and elect him now?
John Parker March 12, 2013 at 12:30 AM
please send this to everyone you know SCHOOL BOARD RACES District 211 Pensions top $100,000 for 42% of District 211 retired educators http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130306/news/703069930/ Schaumburg / Hoffman Estates / Palatine Vote Roman Golash for D-211 School Board Election April 9th. Roman Golash is the candidate this District needs. The current D-211 school board is oblivious to financial strain residents face. The Superintendent told me that the enrollment in D-211 is 12,400. D-211's budget is 271 million (Daily Herald). This means that a High School education in Schaumburg costs taxpayers approximately $88,000 per student. How much is enough? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG5oBYiUqrc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_OSJOCGcW4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y49qYv6KhEg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9SWJBDd68Y Watch local residents express their concerns to the current disinterested school board. It's time for a change in this school board. Vote for the (1) candidate that has leadership qualities and no affiliation with this school district. If you want to leave a message for the entire D-211 Board of education please call their open line 847-755-6600 and let them know how you feel.
John Parker March 12, 2013 at 12:34 AM
please send this to everyone you know SCHOOL BOARD RACES District 211 Pensions top $100,000 for 42% of District 211 retired educators http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130306/news/703069930/ Schaumburg / Hoffman Estates / Palatine Vote Roman Golash for D-211 School Board Election April 9th. Roman Golash is the candidate this District needs. The current D-211 school board is oblivious to financial strain residents face. The Superintendent told me that the enrollment in D-211 is 12,400. D-211's budget is 271 million (Daily Herald). This means that a High School education in Schaumburg costs taxpayers approximately $88,000 per student. How much is enough? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG5oBYiUqrc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_OSJOCGcW4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y49qYv6KhEg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9SWJBDd68Y Watch local residents express their concerns to the current disinterested school board. It's time for a change in this school board. Vote for the (1) candidate that has leadership qualities and no affiliation with this school district. If you want to leave a message for the entire D-211 Board of education please call their open line 847-755-6600 and let them know how you feel.
John Parker March 30, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Vote for Roman Golash if you want our school district to improve. Remember, it's our kids that will have to pay this bill when us old people are gone. Worth reading this article: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130306/news/703069930/ "Of those District 211 retirees, 268 — or 42.5 percent — received pensions of $100,000 or more in 2012." "More than 7 percent of TRS pensions are $100,000 or more for educators who retired from school districts in suburban Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties." "Less than 1 percent of the retired educators in the state's other 96 counties receive pensions of more than $100,000." And the candidates' response to the issue: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130319/news/703199851/

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