March 29, 2011 12:50PM
Office Sought: Elementary School District 159 School Board
Name: Stacey Newby
Date of birth: 11/30
Email: Stacey.email@example.com <mailto:Stacey.firstname.lastname@example.org>
Phone number: 708-629-9579
Education: Depaul University Bachelors, Master in Education
Rich South High School, Study Hall
Children: Children are 7,8,14,19
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?
No relatives in Federal Agencies
What other elected offices have you sought? What year?
I have not sought any office other than School Board.
Have you ever been arrested or charged with a crime? If so, what? What was the disposition?
I have never been arrested or charged with a crime
Do you have any criminal convictions on your record? If so, what? What was your sentence?
No criminal convictions’
In your view, what are the two most important issues facing your constituents? How would you address those?
The two most important issues right now in the District is Union Negotiations, and to increase the performance of our children. Although our scores are good we should be going for great!
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.
In the next two years I would like our schools to be more technology driven.
I also would like to increase our test scores to the 90% percent range we are currently in the 80% range.
Do you believe the current way Illinois pays for education is working? If so, why? If not, why not? What would you change?
I do not believe the way Illinois is funding education is fair. We rely on tax dollars. Big cities who have more business are receiving more funding that districts who have less businesses and homes.
Would you make any changes to the budget of the governing unit to which you are seeking elected office? If so, what?
I would make changes to the Budget. I would ask that a Special Board Meeting be called so that we can go over the Budget line by line. I would not however be in approval for changes in the budget in the classrooms. I would look at increases the money towards curriculum.d