Dianne Jeffries and Thomas J. Wiley are are vying for one open seat on the Cambridge school board. Ms. Jeffries retured a candidate questionnaire to The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus. Mr. Wiley did not.
NAME: Dianne Jeffries AGE: ADDRESS: Cambridge OCCUPATION:Human resources, John Deere Seeding & Cylinder FAMILY: Husband Tadd, children, Seth, 23, Jacob, 16, and Ella, 8 EDUCATION: Sherrard High School; Western Illinois University, Macomb
POLITICAL PARTY: OFFICE SOUGHT: Cambridge school board PRIOR OFFICE: Two terms on the school board WHY RUNNING:My experience, coupled with my willingness to spendwhatever amount of time necessary to ensure the continued quality of education provided in our schools make me an excellent candidate. KEY ISSUE: Key issues we continue to face include the unpredictability of state and federal funding, changes related to curriculum and assessment with the implementation of Common Core Standards and the new state of Illinois battery of testing. Now is the time in which Cambridge school district needs experienced board members to help make decisions.
Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river. 1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.