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Huntley School District 158 to vote on interim superintendent contract

Bradley Hawk
Bradley Hawk

HUNTLEY – The Huntley School District 158 Board will meet Tuesday to vote on a contract for an interim superintendent.

Bradley Hawk, who will begin Feb. 1 if approved, will be paid no more than $72,000 to work the remainder of the 2017-18 school year, according to his drafted contract. He also will be available for phone consultation to the replacement superintendent for four weeks on an as-needed basis, district documents show.

Superintendent John Burkey is resigning from his position, effective Jan. 31, to take a new job as executive director of the Large Unit District Association.

Hawk is a Northern Illinois University professor and the former Burlington Central School District 301 superintendent. He served as interim superintendent for DeKalb School District 428 in 2016, according to a letter he wrote to District 428.

The District 158 board also will vote Tuesday to hire the Hazard Young, Attea & Associates executive search firm for $17,500 to assist in finding a permanent superintendent.

The board will not offer Hawk any medical insurance, vacation time or sick time. He will be reimbursed for any mileage, documents show. Hawk would be paid $900 a day and would not work more than 80 days through the end of the school year.

Hawk lives in Crystal Lake, where his wife, Jill Hawk, previously served as superintendent of Community High School District 155.

Burkey will work for the Springfield-based Large Unit District Association, which supports the 53 largest school districts in Illinois with networking, professional development and advocacy.

The board will vote on both contracts at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the Administrative Building, ​650 Academic Drive, Algonquin.

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