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District 300 reshuffles administrative jobs

Published: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 4:07 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 11:35 p.m. CDT

CARPENTERSVILLE – District 300 officials recently reshuffled job duties within their central office, eliminating two positions estimated to save the district $143,000 in salary and benefit costs.

But the moves simply reallocate resources within the Carpentersville-based school district, said spokesperson Allison Strupeck.

“These were not cost-cutting decisions but rather, reallocation of resources,” Strupeck said. “We will determine in the coming months where to distribute these funds in other areas, as needed.”

District board members earlier this month terminated an administrative position tasked with providing district support to its secondary schools and a support staff position in the district’s grant management and programs office.

The cuts go into effect after this school year.

The administrator – formally called the RTI/PBIS coordinator – made $99,000 in salary and collected $22,000 in benefits. The support staffer earned $22,000 with no benefits.

Both duties will be folded into existing positions within the administration by the end of the school year, Strupeck said.

The administrative changes came nearly a week before Superintendent Michael Bregy created a major shake-up within the district’s central office.

He was hired Tuesday to head North Shore District 112.

The search for his replacement will intensify in the coming months before Bregy departs for the Highland Park area at the end of May.

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