Name: Beverley Scroggins
City of Residence: Granite City
Age: Not provided
Family status: Widow, two children, 10 grandchildren
Education: B.A., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, graduate work
Occupation: Retired teacher
Political party: Not provided
Office sought: School Board Member
Campaign Facebook account: Beverley Scroggins
Previously held offices: School Board Member — 12 years; Board President — 2 years
What qualifies you for this position?
“35 years as an educator, 12 years on the board; served on state committees developing learning standards; served as state chair of Scotie; IHSA competitive speech org.; state drama final committee; 18 years workshops on state funding, autism, job shadow, wrote booklet on drama for school improvement plan, etc.”
What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?
“School funding. We are hoping the taxpayers will approve a tax referendum, because we have made all the cuts we feel we can make without hurting our curriculum, programs, extra curriculars, etc. There is nothing left to trim without destroying the integrity of our district.”