Alene Reuschel

Emphasis - June 28
9:57 am
Fri June 28, 2013

A Final Bow for a Veteran Educator

Alene Reuschel
Credit Rich Egger

This week's guest on Emphasis is Dr Alene Reuschel.

Reuschel has retired after six years as Macomb School District superintendent and roughly 40 years of service in education.

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Superintendent says there is no danger
10:41 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Macomb Jr. Sr. High School Lock Down

Police cars at Macomb Jr. Sr. High School during lockdown 5-9-13

KHQA reported the Macomb Junior and Senior High School went into lockdown at during the 9 o'clock hour this morning.

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$1.5 Million Over Five Years
7:41 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Cost Containment Plan for Macomb Schools

Macomb School Superintendent Alene Reuschel

The workforce will be a bit smaller in the Macomb School District next fall as a result of budget cuts.

The equivalent of three full-time positions will be eliminated as part of what the district is calling a “cost containment” plan, which the Board of Education approved during its March meeting.

Superintendent Alene Resuchel said the district will also dip into its reserves to balance its budget, but she said it is not sustainable in the long-term to rely solely on reserves.

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Field Down to Three
11:28 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Macomb School Superintendent Finalists Named

Macomb Jr-Sr high School
Credit Rich Egger

The finalists for Macomb School District superintendent are all currently superintendents in Illinois:

  • Dr Chad Allaman is with Central Elementary School District 51 in Washington
  • Dr Chet Lien is Rockridge Community Unit School District 300 in Taylor Ridge
  • Dr Patrick Twomey is with Havana Community Unit School District 126 in Havana

Twomey once worked for the Macomb district. He was high school principal before leaving for Havana in 2007.

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September 21 Deadline
7:58 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Survey in Macomb Superintendent Search

Rich Egger

The Macomb Board of Education is conducting an on-line survey to gather community input on the desired qualities for the next superintendent.

Board President Robert Shouse said hard copies of the survey are also available. They can be obtained at all of the district's buildings.

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Macomb school board will weigh-in
2:51 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Appeal Alleges Disparities in Sports

Supt. Alene Reuschel

Jill Brody filed a formal complaint with the Macomb School District in late March under federal Title IX law. Superintendent Alene Reuschel responded that the district is in compliance. Title IX law requires “equivalent” treatment of male and female athletes.

Brody appealed Reuschel's finding in May.

Reuschel says,  “She can ask the board to review that decision. And there's a time frame and so once the board has reviewed, and within that time frame, the board will eventually direct me to respond to Dr. Brody their decision.”

The board has until mid-July to respond.

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Reuschel will stay on one more year.
12:40 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Macomb School Superintendent to Retire

Dr. Alene Reuschel

The Macomb School District will soon begin the search for a new superintendent. Dr. Alene Reuschel will retire next year.

She seriously considered retirement this year after the governor proposed cutting pension benefits for educators.  However,  she decided she had too much work left to do.

She said, “We're right at the brink of doing some really fantastic things here, not only in Macomb, but just in education we're just at the very cusp of what we're going to see.”

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Opportunity to flesh-out plan
9:01 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Macomb School District Seeks Public Input

Edison School, site of meetings

District residents will have two opportunities to weigh in on the district's strategic plan and how it is meeting its goals.

Superintendent Alene Reuschel said the district established a number of goals six years ago.

She said, “We're going to get some input as it relates to finance, as it relates to facilities, as it relates to curriculum. And so here's an opportunity for our constituents to be a part and to share some ideas and help us as we look forward for the next five or six years.”

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District Will Save Disposal Costs
10:19 am
Wed March 21, 2012

“Green” Roof will Save Money

Supt. Alene Reuschel

The Macomb School District will save nearly $125,000 on a roof repair project on the oldest section of Lincoln School. The savings comes from re-using some of the roofing material, which is also good for the environment.

The estimated cost was nearly $420,000. The bid was based on a “green” option that will re-install much of the same material.

Superintendent Alene Reuschel said the district can set an example.

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Wireless Access Points Will Increase
2:20 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Schools Will Increase Network Capacity

Supt. Alene Reuschel

The Macomb School District will spend $204,000 to increase its computer network capacity tenfold in time for next school year.

Superintendent Alene Reuschel said the extra capacity will allow greater use of wireless technology at the junior-senior high school next year.

She said, “We will make sure that every classroom-grades 7-12-will have the equivalent of 30 access points within a room which means you can have 30 units needing wireless service of some kind in a room.”

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