School Task Force Voter Guide
Election Day is April 4, 2023 and Early Voting is March 20 – April 3.
In D211, there are 4 open seats so it will be possible to gain a majority on the board of those who will stand against the sexualization of children (Saam, Dombrowski, Cramer, Velez). See below for more details on all of the candidates and where they stand on the issue.
In D15, 3 seats are up and there are only 2 candidates who stand against the sexualization (Dargis, Hegy). You can vote for only these two. See below, under D211, for more details.
YOUR VOTING INFORMATION: Includes a sample ballot. Find HERE.
MAIL-IN VOTING: Fill out an application for your ballot HERE.
EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING: begins March 20th. Click HERE for locations.
Early Voting Locations:
Palatine: 150 W. Wilson St. (across from the train station)
Hoffman Estates: Hoffman Estates Village Hall, 1900 Hassell Rd.
Schaumburg: Trickster Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Rd.
We asked each candidate two questions. D211 candidates were asked:
1) Do you agree with the decision made by the current school board to align with the National Sex Ed Standards (NSES)? Yes or No
2) Would you ever support removing a book from a district’s school library on the basis of obscene content? Yes or No
CCSD15 candidates were asked:
1) Would you ever support removing a book from a district’s school library on the basis of obscene content? Yes or No
2) Do you believe that CCSD15 should teach children that there are more than two genders? Yes or No
NR indicates no response received from the candidate. We are updating this page as candidates make public statements as well.
(We have also noted which D211 candidates are receiving financial support from the largest school employee union as this presents a massive conflict of interest.)
PALATINE/SCHAUMBURG HS DISTRICT 211:
PALATINE ELEMENTARY CCSD15:
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Why Doesn’t Our School Board Do Something About This?
The short answer to that question is that the majority of our school board members do not really represent us. There are some reasons for this that may surprise you. Here is the first. You may not realize it, but the teacher’s union and other school employee unions were directly involved in getting three of our board members elected: Board President Klimkowicz, McGowan, and Bradley.
Here’s how it works: The unions chose them to run. Then, they coordinated and financed their campaigns using union money and union workers. Union members (school employees) are told who to vote for and they turned out in droves to vote for them on Election Day. And because most residents do not vote in these off-season (April) elections, they won.
In the end, our district ended up with union members on one side of the negotiating table and school board members (whom the unions helped to elect) on the other. This leaves the community with no voice and no real representation. If this strikes you as a colossal conflict of interest, it is! It’s an outrageous situation. We do not involve ourselves in electing representatives for the unions and they should not be involved in electing representatives for us. It used to be illegal for government employees to unionize for just this reason. If you are a teacher reading this, we have a SPECIAL WORD for you.
Unfortunately also, some board members are ‘true believers’ in the sexualization of kids. You may be surprised to find out that incumbent board member Kim Cavill is a Comprehensive Sex educator who hosts podcasts for kids as young as middle school with titles such as “All About Anal”(no longer available), “Creating Queer Inclusive Spaces for Kids” and “Can Boys Wear Dresses?” See her podcasts HERE. She has removed the audio files, but the titles and descriptions tell the story. There is too much to say about her here, but you can read MORE.
So there you have it; three union lackeys and one radical sex educator. On a seven member school board that’s a majority–even without Steven Rosenblum who also voted for the National Sex Ed Standards.
Our community needs school board members who will actually represent OUR values. Mark your calendars! You can apply for your mail-in ballot TODAY or vote early in-person starting March 20 for the April 4 school board election. See our voter guide for MORE INFORMATION.