With the hiring of a new Elmhurst District 205 Board of Education superintendent, Gracik Makinney is reminded of the crucial role great schools play in not only a child’s education but in the city and neighborhoods. Highly-rated, successful Elmhurst schools affect housing values, desirability of specific neighborhoods and overall value of Elmhurst. The announcement of David L. Pruneau indicates the dedication Elmhurst has for moving its schools ahead in order to assure Elmhurst students bright futures. Anytime we show a home in our hometown of Elmhurst, we are quick to point out the schools and their successes. Our kids proudly attend Elmhurst schools and we look forward to the advancements Pruneau will bring to the table.