Scott Epstein

Demographics

Independent

37

Skokie

President, FOG Equities LLC

Married, Beth Epstein

Brooke , 9

Morgan, 7

On the Record

What experiences do you have that make you a good candidate for office?

I’ve been one of the only community members to regularly attend D26 committee and Board meetings and I’m also currently a member of the CEC panel.

What are your top two or three priorities if elected?

First order of business would be to start to repair the relationship between the BOE and the CEA, that would also include starting talks in regards to the teacher’s contract that is set to expire in about 18 months. Second order of business would be to find ways to better communicate what\\\'s going on with the BOE to the rest of the community

Would you support freezing your taxing district’s levy until housing prices rebound? Why or why not?

No, our district is finally starting to turn the corner financially and the state has continued to reduce their funding. Cary will see their property values increase faster by continuing to solidify D26 and unfortunately that means we need to maximize as much revenue as possible right now.

What one decision by the school board do you most disagree with and why?

That would be the purchasing of the smart board bundles last year. I felt that money should have been spent on updating the district’s outdated hardware instead especially since the PTO’s had raised enough money to help update 2 of the school’s computer labs.

What was the biggest accomplishment of the board in the past year?

I don’t believe the board has accomplished much in the past year. However, I think Scott Coffey’s financial chart was a good idea.

Why should voters elect you to office?

Voters should elect me because I am looking out for the best interest of the children (both present and future) of D26. If elected I will do my best to get D26 back to the lofty status it once was. I am also a very good communicator but am not afraid to voice my opinion.