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Two running in Fontana School Board race

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Gazette Staff
March 31, 2010

Two people are vying to represent the village of Fontana on the Fontana School Board.


The incumbent, who has served on the school board for three years, is seeking re-election. She faces a challenge from the village public works director.


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Jennifer Keefe (I)


Age: 36


Address: 1014 S. Lakeshore Drive, Fontana.


Job: Stay-at-home mom


Education: Graduate of Delavan-Darien High School, 1991; bachelor's degree in psychology and political science, UW-Whitewater, 2000.


Community service: Co-chairwoman of the Fontana School Lunch Reform Committee; member of the Fontana School Parent-Teacher Organization; member of the Fontana School Foundation Task Force; coordinator of the semi-annual school newsletter; member of the Holiday Home Camp Board, 2002-present.


Elected posts: Fontana School Board member, 2007-present.


Major campaign issue: I feel confident about the improvements we are making to our math curriculum and look forward to providing consistency and accountability throughout this process. I recognize that one facet of a school doesn't define its entirety. Fontana offers a wonderful education for our children and will continue to improve from here.


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Craig C. Workman


Age: 35


Address: 280 Stearns Road, Fontana.


Job: Public works director, village of Fontana.


Education: Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo., 1996.


Community service: Member of the Fontana Math Advisory Committee, 2009-present; organizer for the annual Pig in the Park event, Fontana, 2008-present; organizer for the annual Easter egg hunt, Fontana, 2003-present; volunteer for the annual Touch-A-Truck event, Walworth, 2003-present; member of the Geneva Lake Environmental Committee, 2001-present; former member of the Fontana Plan Commission, 2001-2003; former member of the Fontana Public Works Committee, 2001-2003.


Elected posts: none


Major campaign issue: I feel the school board must have a positive relationship with parents, staff and administration in order to help them in supporting each student's individual academic needs. I also believe Fontana School has and must continue to maintain a quality campus, where parents are excited to send their children and children are excited to come to learn.



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