There has been lots of talk in our forums about priorities, books, programs, curriculum. Let’s
look at some information on school boards from the Illinois Association of School Boards and
the National School Board Association.

We support local control and will strive to represent our entire Barrington Area community as
we focus on education, education, education.

There are six key reasons why local governance is the best way to advance public education.
1. Education is not a line item in a school board’s budget – it’s the only item.

2. The school board represents the community’s voice in public education, providing citizen
governance and knowledge of the community’s resources and needs, and board members
are the policymakers closest to the student.

3. The school board sets the standards for achievement in the school district, incorporating
the community’s view of what students should know and be able to accomplish at each
grade level.

4. The school board is accessible to everyone in the community and is accountable for the
performance at each grade level.

5. It is the community member’s right as a voter to select new board members who will work
diligently to provide an opportunity for students to receive a high-quality education, which
will enable them to success in their career, college, and life.

6. The school board is the community’s education watchdog, ensuring that taxpayers get the
most for their tax dollars.

Three candidates for the April 2023 Barrington School District 220 Board of Education, Katey
Baldassano, Leonard Munson, and Matt Sheriff, bring a unique perspective and skill set to
the Board as they focus on the “3 R’s” for our community:

  • Restore an emphasis on excellence in education
  • Respect the rights and voice of parents in the community
  • Responsibly steward finances

These three candidates bring professional experience from the education, government, and
business worlds.

Most importantly, all three currently have children attending District 220 schools and have a
passion for education and their community.
Have your voice heard on or before April 4 th – and vote to Bring Back Barrington Academics
and Destination.

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