Macomb School District

Meet the Candidates
1:48 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Forums Set for Macomb Superintendent Finalists

The Spoon River College Community Outreach Center
Credit Rich Egger

The three remaining candidates for Macomb School District 185 superintendent will return to town before the end of the month for second round interviews.

Each will also participate in a public forum. Each of those forums will begin at 5:30 pm at the Spoon River College Community Outreach Center, 2500 East Jackson St in Macomb.

The schedule is:

Thursday, January 24 – Dr Chet Lien

Monday, January 28 – Dr Patrick Twomey

Wednesday, January 30 – Dr Chad Allaman

Each forum is scheduled to conclude at 6:45 pm.

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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
  • Interview with Robert Shouse

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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Choosing firm is first step
2:10 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Macomb Begins Search for New Superintendent

Board President Dan Colvin

School board President Dan Colvin says it received a “great gift” of time when Superintendent Alene Reuschel announced she would retire next year.

Colvin says the task of filling the position is one of the most important duties for board members. He says it will hire a search firm to perform many tasks that would be time-consuming or difficult for the board such as criminal background checks and reference checks.

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