REPRESENTATIVE MCAULIFFE TOURS AREA HIGH SCHOOLS
Talks with Faculty and Students about School Priorities and Education
CHICAGO, IL (OCTOBER 1, 2013)- In honor of Principal Appreciation Month State Representative Michael McAuliffe (R-20) began a tour of visiting local High Schools to hear from school leaders about their priorities and share his commitment with making sure area schools receive the proper resources.
Today, Rep. McAuliffe visited East Leyden High School in Franklin Park where he met with Superintendent Dr. Nick Polyak, East Leyden Principal Jason Markey and faculty where he was presented with the “Key to Success” certificate acknowledging his commitment to education. He also had the opportunity to meet with student representatives in the areas of Business Ed, Industrial Tech and Family and Consumer Services.
“As a father of two young children I know the value and importance of making sure our students have access to a quality education, says McAuliffe. “One of my top priorities in Springfield will be to continue to make sure our schools have the resources necessary for our children to remain competitive and successful.”
McAuliffe will visit Maine South High School in Park Ridge on Wednesday where he will meet with six groups of High School Senior Government Students in addition to Principal Shawn Messmer.
“Hearing from educators and students is a critical component to keeping our education system strong,” says McAuliffe. “It’s important to make sure we are preparing our students for the future by teaching them the skills they need to succeed after graduation and thrive in a competitive workforce."
Rep. McAuliffe is the State Representative in the 20th Legislative District, which includes part of Chicago’s 41st ward, Park Ridge, Franklin Park, Schiller Park, Rosemont, Des Plaines, Niles, Norridge, Harwood Heights.