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Geneva D-304 safety, security chief resigns

District to begin search for new safety boss

Raymond Adkins
Raymond Adkins

GENEVA – After barely a year on the job, Raymond Adkins resigned his position as Safety and Security Coordinator for Geneva District 304.

The school board accepted Adkins’ resignation at its Feb. 10 meeting. His resignation is effective March 2.

Adkins was first hired Jan. 14, 2019 at a salary of $80,000.

Adkins said he was leaving the district to return to retirement.

“It was not the (right) fit,” Adkins said.

He said he had come out of retirement to be at another district and I came from that one to District 304.

Adkins had worked as the Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Indian Prairie District 204, and as the School Safety and Security Manager for East Aurora District 131 before coming to District 304, officials said.

Previously, Adkins had worked for the Naperville Police Department for 24 years, as a police officer, sergeant and commander and as the school resource officer at Neuqua Valley High School.

In an email, district spokeswoman Laura Sprague wrote that the district is focused on posting the vacancy in the coming weeks in order to start the search process for a new safety and security coordinator.

“We are appreciative of Mr. Adkins’ service to District 304 and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” Sprague wrote.

Adkins was hired after the district's previous Safety and Security Coordinator, Tim Baker, resigned in October 2018. Baker, a retired Geneva police officer, was hired in November 2017 after the resignation of the previous coordinator Amy Campbell, who had been in that position from December 2010 to September 2017.

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