Board Looks To Hire New Superintendent Monday

It looks like the Wabash District #348 school board will meet its’ timetable to hire a new superintendent after all. Right before Christmas, the school board began interviewing candidates to replace the retiring Tim Buss. Last month, board president Tim Schuler said the process was taking longer than expected and the board might not meet the February 26th timetable originally announced to hire the new superintendent. But, the board’s agenda for Monday night’s regular meeting reveals the board will approve the contract for the new superintendent, who hasn’t been announced publicly. The new superintendent will take over for Buss on July 1st. The search for the new superintendent was overseen by the Illinois Association of School Boards. Monday night’s school board meeting starts at 7pm in the elementary school library.




MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26 2018 - 7:00 P.M.

1. Call to order / Roll call

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Consent Agenda

a. Approval of Board Minutes (January 22, 2018 Regular Meeting, January 23, 2018 Special Meeting, January 30, 2018 Special Meeting, February 5, 2018 Special Meeting, February 8, 2018 Special Meeting, February 14, 2018 Special Meeting)

b. Approval of Monthly Bills

c. Approval of Financial Report

d. Approval of Correspondence

e. Approve Administrative Reports

f. Approve 2018-19 School Calendar

4. Visitors

a. Tim King – King’s Financial Consulting

5. Accept reports

a. MCHS CEO Program (Shawn Storckman & MCHS Students)

6. Unfinished Business

7. New Business

a. Consideration and action on a Resolution abating the Working Cash Fund of Wabash Community Unit School District #348, Wabash County, Illinois

b. Consideration and action on a Resolution providing for the issue of $2,596,000 Taxable General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2018 of Wabash Community Unit School District #348, Wabash County, Illinois, for the purpose of increasing the Working Cash Fund of said School District, providing for the levy of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the principal and interest on said bonds, and authorizing the sale of said bonds to the purchaser therof.

c. Approve the Contract of the new Wabash CUSD #348 School Superintendent

8. Employment of Personnel and Strategic Planning

a. Executive Session pursuant to Section 2(c)(1) of the Open Meetings Act: “The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees.

9. Adjournment