Newcomers seek Fontana board seat

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Kayla Bunge
March 25, 2009
— The race for an open seat on the Fontana School Board features two political newcomers—one a psychologist and one a school bus driver and former preschool teacher.
Leo Bourneuf

Age: 46

Address: 569 Forest Glen Drive, Fontana.

Job: Clinical psychologist in Arlington Heights, Ill.; co-founder and co-director of First Senior Care, which provides psychological and neuropsychological services for seniors in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Education: Bachelor's degree in history and secondary education from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Ill.; doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago.

Community service: Coach for Big Footers Youth Soccer Association in Fontana.

Elected posts: None.

Major campaign issue: "I feel like with my experience I'd have a lot to offer the school board in terms of solving problems, charting a vision and providing leadership to ensure that our children are getting the best education they can and that the programs that are developed within the district continue to improve and progress so our kids can compete."

Lis Price

Age: 51

Address: 200 Abbey Springs Drive, Fontana.

Job: School bus driver for Koerner Bus Service in Walworth; former preschool teacher.

Education: Bachelor's degree in communications from George Williams College in Williams Bay.

Community service: Volunteers through Lakeland Community Church in Lake Geneva; cooks and serves a meal once a month at Twin Oaks Homeless Shelter in Darien; rings bells for the Salvation Army at Christmas—all with her son, who is in fifth grade at Fontana School.

Elected posts: None.

Major campaign issue: "I'd love to see an opportunity for children to become more invested in their community. Children are often asked to do a lot fundraisers for their own school but very rarely for things in their community. Kids should have that chance so they can recognize their own value and so the community can recognize the value kids have."

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