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August 29, 2013

Squaring Off: Clinton School Board candidates participate in forum

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Gettes said it is very important for the school district to cultivate collaboration with other businesses, post-secondary institutions, the city and other stakeholders because they feed one another.

“When we have somebody who’s exploring whether or not they want to move to Clinton, one of the first things they look at is what does the education system look like and if we have a great education system, we’re more likely to bring people to our community. When we bring more people, we got more businesses,” he said.

EUNICE SCHEXNYDER-SHORT

Schexnyder-Short explained her years of experience working with students compelled her to run for school board. She worked for the Chicago Public School system from 1976 until 1993 when she moved to Clinton. After moving, she worked in the Clinton School District for several years before retiring in 2007.

She said her specialty was working with the socially and emotionally maladjusted students and if elected she would work to assure those students have as many opportunities as their general population peers.

“I’m an advocate for the special-needs students. I would like to know, and I probably will get to know if I get elected, what programs have been set up for those kids to feel as though they are a part of Clinton Community Schools,” she said.

In addition to seeing the district made students college ready, she would work to connecting parents and teachers in order to get parents more involved in their children’s educations.

“I feel parents are the most important person or persons in their child’s lives,” she said. “What we need to do is try to build that gap back with the parents and the teachers.”

 

 

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