Parents With Purpose candidates fall short in H.S. District 211 school board race
Parents With Purpose candidates suffered defeat in the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 school board elections.
With 146 of 147 precincts reporting, voters elected incumbents Anna Klimkowicz and Robert LeFevre Jr. and former school board member Edward Yung. Klimkowicz received 9,823 votes, LeFevre garnered 8,603 votes and Yung received 8,044 votes.
Parents With Purpose candidates Katherine David lost with 7,841 votes, Ralph Bonatz with 7,260 and Jean Forrest with 7,150.
School budgets and tax levies were a focus for the Parents With Purpose slate. The candidates were in favor of freezing property taxes and spending down excess revenues to pay the district's bills. The incumbents and Yung supported the current spending policies of the school board.
The newcomers opposed also a school policy allowing transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms of the gender they identify with, versus sex assigned at birth.
Klimkowicz, a board member since 1997, told the Chicago Tribune that the current policy of accommodation has worked. The district originally offered a separate facility, but the U.S. Department of Education ruled against district 211, stating that it was violating Title IX. With millions of dollars in funding at risk, the district provided accommodations for the student in the girls locker room. The student has used a private changing station without incident since the school district implemented the policy.
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