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Kaneland continues search for interim superintendent

Published: Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 10:18 p.m. CDT

MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland School District 302 Board soon could have an interim superintendent in place as board members begin the task to find a permanent replacement for Jeff Schuler, who is leaving the district to become the superintendent at Wheaton Warrenville District 200.

The Kaneland board met Monday night at the district office, days after it was announced in a news release that the district “is seeking an interim superintendent to temporarily fill the vacancy and will begin the search for a permanent replacement in the fall.”

Schuler will leave for his new position on Sept. 2.

On Monday, the board met briefly in a special meeting before going into executive session. Board members indicated they would not anticipate any action at the meeting. Board member Tony Valente asked whether that meant they were “not going to act in open session to hire an interim.” Teresa Witt, the board’s vice president, said the board did not intend to take any action on Monday night.

The board does have its next scheduled meeting set for next week, Aug. 25, at Kaneland Harter Middle School in Sugar Grove.

Board President Cheryl Krauspe indicated in last week’s release “the selection of a superintendent for the Kaneland district is the most significant decision that our school board can make.”

“In order to hire the best fit for our district, the process should be very careful, thoughtful and thorough hard work, with input from all segments of the educational community and its stakeholders,” Krauspe said, according to the release.

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