By a vote of 4-1 the Taylorville School Board voted to start the process to hire an Interim Superintendent. The meeting started off with public comments and Mary DelValle spoke concerning the construction project and support for the fine arts. During new business, the meeting centered around what the board should do towards getting a new superintendent to replace Dr. Chris Dougherty who put in her retirement notice.
Dr. Ron Mizer encouraged the board to get a consulting service, as they had previously because he said they were able to find a Superintendent relatively quickly using that process. Ann Chandler encouraged the board to hire an interim Superintendent for the year to make sure the process is done correctly. A motion was put forward to hire an interim superintendent, and Trisha Marburger along with Dr. Mizer said that they didn’t think that the board would be voting on going the route of hiring an interim superintendent that evening only that they would be discussing the process moving forward.
The board discussed pushing off a meeting until Wednesday so they could rewrite the agenda and move forward. Jennifer Norris spoke and said she had too much to do and couldn’t be attending meetings every night and encouraged the board to have an agenda that was better worded before abruptly leaving the meeting.
With a motion still on the floor, the board voted on moving forward with an interim superintendent. The motion passed 4-1 with Trisha Marburger voting no, Dr. Mizer voting present, and Norris not there.
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