Schools: Interim superintendent job to be discussed at Friday board meeting
Online Staff Report
An interim superintendent is expected to be discussed tonight at a special meeting of the Rockford Board of Education.
The board will meet at District 205 headquarters, 201 S. Madison St., at 5 p.m.
Last week, Dr. Theresa Kallstrom, former Kennedy Middle School principal, was named acting superintendent.
Meantime, the school board is working off of a list of 29 candidates for the interim job and what was earlier reported as a list of 37 for the long-term position.
The board is expected to pare the list of interim candidates to three and begin interviewing May 14.
Kallstrom has not applied for the interim or permanent position.
A timeline for hiring a permanent superintendent has not been released.
Sources told The Rock River Times earlier this week that about 300 teachers–let go in Sheffield’s early round of massive budget cuts–will be be rehired for the 2011-12 school year.
The school board is seemingly still operating based on Sheffield’s budget deficit of $50 million for fiscal 2012, which begins July 1.
How the reinstatement of teachers will affect next year’s numbers isn’t known.
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