Danville to vote on new school appointments this week

Danville to vote on new school appointments this week

DANVILLE — School officials this week hope to announce the district’s next associate superintendent and high school principal.

School board members are set to vote on whether to approve the appointments at their meeting on Wednesday. 
 
If approved, the appointees will replace Associate Superintendent Dianna Kirk and Danville High School Principal Mark Neil, who are retiring on June 30.
 
The Danville school board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jackson Building, 516 N. Jackson St., Danville. A copy of the agenda is available online at http://bit.ly/14YN8wx.
 
A selection committee of staff, parents and community members reviewed the qualified applications for both positions, interviewed candidates and recommended finalists. Then Superintendent Mark Denman conducted final interviews.
 
Last week, Denman said the district was in the process of posting vacancies for three other administrative posts.
 
Human resources director Kathy Houpt and educational support services director Diane Hampel are also set to retire on June 30. Northeast Elementary Magnet School Principal Cheryl McIntire was set to join them. However, she resigned her position on Jan. 31 to become the administrator of adoption services with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
 
Retired Principal Valerie Gilbert is serving as the K-5 school’s interim principal.
 
Officials plan to use a similar selection process for those three positions. They hope to take recommendations to the board on March 13.
 
Also at the meeting, business and finance director Heather McKiernan will present the district’s financial outlook for the 2013-14 fiscal year. Last week, Denman said the district is facing another year of declining state and local revenues.

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