Lincolnwood Super Paid $39K Upon Resigning
New information regarding the resignation of superintendent Mark Klaisner shows he was paid a little over $39,000 upon resigning. Meanwhile, a group of Lincolnwood residents have created an online petition demanding the resignation of 3 board members.
Former superintendent Mark Klaisner received $39,455 upon resigning from Lincolnwood School District 74, according to information obtained via Freedom of Information Act.
Of that money, $25,435 was from remaining payments under his contract for the 2011-2012 school year. Klaisner was also paid an additional $14,020, which was equal to his unused vacation time and personal days that accumulated during his time with the district.
Read more: See our previous coverage on SD 74
The school district has seen a variety of changes over the last three months. Among those changes include three different board presidents; two board resignations and an administrator being placed on leave for unknown reasons, among other things.
Most recently, the school board unanimously elected an interim superintendent in Ken Cull.
Residents demanding more
A group of residents have created an online petition on Change.org demanding the resignation of three specific board members. The request seeks 2,000 signatures from community members and currently has about 120.
The online petition states: “The citizens of Lincolnwood have lost confidence in the school board to manage the district.”
On March 20, a $25-million referendum was defeated 9-to-1. Many residents have said that the referendum's defeat was a sign of "no confidence" in the school board.