● We see District 228 and its schools
as the bright light of our community; we view it only in positive terms; and we owe it our very best efforts in solving its problems, in improving its image, in guarding its integrity, and
in protecting its value.
● We believe in responsible management
of the public's money, willing to face hard choices in reducing expenditures while at the same time looking for increased
funding, with the view toward a truly balanced fiscal
● We are committed to working together
as a team, willing to hear one another’s views, eager to benefit from one another’s experience, and zealous to find consensus in
thoughtful compromise — on anything but
principle. We reject micro-management of schools by individual board members as a violation of ethics and integrity.
● We are, each one of us, fiercely
independent, are in no one’s ‘hip pocket,’ and ‘rubber stamp’ no one’s
agenda. But neither do we distrust one another or regard
one another with suspicion.
● We see nothing positive
resulting from dissension, divisiveness, and bickering; and we pledge
ourselves to dignity, civility, mutual respect and only constructive criticism in dealing with one another as equals and
● We seek your vote, your trust, and
your commitment to work with us as we work for you and for the
youth of District 228. You deserve our respectful ear, our
diligent effort, and our dedicated service; and we pledge them to you
to the very best of our ability.