About LEND


The mission of LEND is to identify, inform, and influence legislation and regulations that impact students and school communities of DuPage County.


Executive Committee

  • Co-Chair, Mr. Dave Williams, Addison 4
  • Co-Chair, Mr. Dan Bridges, Naperville 203
  • Dr. John Corbett, Wood Dale 7
  • Mr. Chris McClain, Glenbard 87
  • Ms. Erica Nelson, Glen Ellyn 41
  • Mr. Donald Renner, Community High School District 99
  • Mr. Jay Strang, Indian Prairie School District 204

Legislative/Finance Committee analyzes and recommends legislative proposals.

Federal Relations Committee advocates at the federal level.

Membership/ Program Committee


  • Monitor all legislative activities related to matters of education and particularly those that affect member districts.
  • Communicate to all organization members, information about legislative activities and organization issues and actions
  • Provide members of the legislature and the Governor’s office with organization oriented information, opinions, and positions on legislative proposals.
  • Study, develop and seek to implement legislation beneficial to member districts or to modify legislation already drafted.
  • Develop an effective working relationship with the State Board of Education and other organizations with which the group can work to accomplish mutual objectives.
  • Involve member districts and members of the local community in the legislative process


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