March 29, 2011 1:10PM
Raphael L. Adlam, candidate SD 170. | Supplied photo
Office sought: SCHOOL BOARD 170
Address: 1213 BARBARA LANE
Date of birth 09/20/1977
Web site: http://integrityparty2011.com/index.html
Education: certificate of Christian education (currently working toward Bachlors Christian education)
Occupation, employer: union laborer, Pepper Construction
Please list all sources of income: in addition to my paycheck, rental income (South Chicago Heights)
Spouse, spouse’s employer: Stay at home mom.
Children, age of children, children’s employer (if applicable): 3. 8, 17, 8
My son works for A1 fusion in Matteson and is a full time student at Prairie State and also an independent actor… 2 daughters.. one at Bloom and one at Kennedy..
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? None
What other elected offices have you sought? What year? Never
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: none
In your view, what are the two most important issues facing your constituents? How would you address those issues? The communication between the schools and the parents. Also the quality of time put into the curriculum in the district. I have a lot of ideas about increasing communication between the schools and parents, including using technology (email, texts) to foster communication, with regularized contact between the two. This could increase the efficiency of the teachers, as well as allow them more time to spend on their classroom materials.
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. Change the method in which parents are contacted from the school or board. Utilize email and the internet.
Please explain how you believe the office you’re seeking can help in creating local jobs.
Open a fair process for open jobs in the school dist. Not just for family and friends.
Do you believe the current way Illinois pays for education is working? If so, why? If not, why not? What would you change? I believe it works because it comes from our tax dollars and if we put time and effort into the school like we do in lowering our taxes, we would be more satisfied.
Would you make any changes to the budget of the governing unit to which you are seeking elected office? If so, what? I wouldn’t change anything right now.
Are there any other issues you want to bring to the public’s attention? If so, what? Just the unfair practices in hiring in schools.