Mokena School District 159 Board of Education wants an outside firm to head-up the search for a new superintendent. The sticking point for the board is whether or not the whole board or a committee has oversight of the process.
The Mokena School District 159 Board of Education met Dec. 5 to discuss the process of selecting the right search firm to do the leg work in regard to the selection of a new superintendent. The outgoing superintendent, Steve Stein, announced his resignation on Nov. 20. According to a Dec. 6 SunTimes Media story, board members during a Committee of the Whole meeting disagreed over the two-man committee appointed by Board President Patrick Markham who asked the board to approve up to $15,000 to pay for the search. Read more by clicking here. Readers might like: D159 Superintendent: Resignation Is 'Bittersweet' Want more District 159 news, delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for our breaking news alerts and daily email newsletter.
Mokena School District Superintendent Steve Stein, on the job for just over a year and a half, submitted his letter of resignation Nov. 20, effective June 30, 2013. He will move on to become superintendent of Peotone Community School District 207U.
Mokena School District 159 Superintendent Steve Stein will leave the district in June 2013, after less than two years on the job. Stein announced his resignation Tuesday, Nov. 20, in a letter addressed to Patrick Markham and the rest of the D159 Board of Education. But the board had also been notified previously. “It will probably be a blast for the community members who aren't as directly connected with the school," Stein said. Stein was named interim Superintendent in August 2011 after the reassignment of former Superintendent Karen Perry. "It's been very humbling, a lot of people saying many many kind things about me and my time here. Anything like this is very, very bitter sweet," Stein said. "I have a very good working relationship …