March 29, 2011 1:18PM
Dr. Carl E. King, Sr., candidate SD 205. | Supplied photo
Updated: March 29, 2011 1:18PM
Office sought: District 205 School Board Seat
Name: Dr. Carl E. King, Sr.
Address: 1151 E. 170th Street, South Holland, IL 60473
Date of birth: October 1, 1956
Web site: christcommunitycogic.org
Twitter handle: N/A
Work: (708) 331-8389
Education: Governors State Univ. – B.A., McCormick Theological Seminary – D. Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School – Certificate – Biblical Studies
Occupation, employer: Pastor, Christ Community Church
Please list all sources of income: Christ Community Church, Indiana Wesleyan University
Spouse, spouse’s employer: N/A
Children, age of children, children’s employer (if applicable): Marjalene K. Kellly, 31; Anna V. King, 27; Carl King, II, 25
Please list any relatives, including in-laws, who are employed by a government agency at the federal, state or local levels. What are their job titles and with what agency are they employed? N/A
What other elected offices have you sought? What year? Ran successfully for district 205 school board president in 2007.
Have you ever been arrested or charged with a crime? If so, for what? What was the disposition? No.
Do you have any criminal convictions on your record? If so, for what? What was your sentence? No.
Political (elected or significant appointment) experience:
Former Dir. Of Community & Economic Development for Calumet City, Former Board Member – Wheaton College-Board of Visitors, Current School Board President –District 205.
In your view, what are the two most important issues facing your constituents? How would you address those issues?
The education of our children meeting AYP but, more importantly being career or college ready. Finalizing fiscal issues, and a balanced budget.
Please explain something significant you would like to accomplish within the next two years if you are elected to the office to which you aspire.
Have a clarity of vision concerning objectives and goals for the district with a united board
Please explain how you believe the office you’re seeking can help in creating local jobs.
With the capital improvement occurring at all three schools there can be subcontracting to local vendors.
Do you believe the current way Illinois pays for education is working? If so, why? If not, why not? What would you change?
Definitely not! It is unfair that our zip codes are the basis for distributing monies.
Would you make any changes to the budget of the governing unit to which you are seeking elected office? If so, what?
As opportunities develop, I would continue to assess the viability of our current budget policies.
Are there any other issues you want to bring to the public’s attention? If so, what?
Our children’s future is in jeopardy, and every effort to address their challenges must be made.