Kleber deserves another two years on D181 Board

Margie Kleber’s leadership, experience and extensive knowledge of D181 merit her continued service on the D181 Board of Education. Board stability is a critical factor in achieving strategic plan objectives, like delivering the HMS project on time and under budget.

In 2017-18, during my service as an interim assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction — technology, we discovered that the architect’s design-build process for the new HMS building did not include plans or budget for the technology infrastructure essential to a 21st century school, nor for the improved network distribution across the district. Without hesitation, Margie Kleber led board facility committee meetings to clarify the issues and develop recommendations for change orders to ensure the project was redesigned to meet the technology needs of D181 students and staff. Without her adaptive leadership and detailed focus, D181 would not have been positioned to support the instructional delivery challenges that COVID-19 has wrought.

D181 benefits from Margie Kleber’s ability to anticipate the implications of unforeseen challenges, to build consensus and to act in the best interest of students, parents and taxpayers. — Cynthia Heidorn, Glen Ellyn