Superintendent Announcement “Hopeful” This Week

205logobwThe anticipated announcement of a new Superintendent for one local school district did not come last night as planned.

That’s according to District 205 School Board President Mike Panther who says the district is extremely close to announcing their chosen candidate.

Panther says the announcement is expected sometime later this week. A special meeting will reportedly be held for the announcement. 

Meanwhile..board members discussed a number of other items last night..including the approval of the 2015-2016 school calendar, and the re-classification of Galesburg High School Athletic Director Ralph Henning’s position.The board did however hold off on approving a Curriculum Committee.

Board Vice President Robert Lindstrom says..he’d like to see more of a framework of what exactly the committee will do.

“Obviously you’ve got a group of people like you have here, and they can talk about what they want to do,” says Johnson. “It strikes me that the board should give them some direction–what’s your purpose? What are you going to do? Are you going to just talk about what we teach? Are you going to talk about how we teach it? There has got to be some templates put in place–I don’t want to just create a committee without any direction at all as to what they are going to do.”

The suggestion of adding a student representative to the committee was also mentioned. The board will potentially vote to approve the committee at next months meeting.

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