School District 65 Digest: Board Approves Superintendent Search Firm
Information continues to be gathered on Middle School chiller.
At its Tuesday board meeting, Lake Bluff School District 65 voted to hire the firm, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates in Glenview to conduct its search for a new superintendent. The contract will cost $16,500. John Asplund resigned at the end of his second year with the district to become superintendent of Farmington Central District 265 in central Illinois. The district hired Ben Martindale as an interim superintendent for this school year.
The school board also approved the contract with School Leader Solutions, which allows Joanne Trahanas to head the district's curriculum and instruction efforts. She will work 100 school days, according to Board President Mary Jane Brady, which will be more than last year when the district shared the services of Andy Hendrickson with Lake Forest School District 67. Hendrickson resigned his position with District 65 to become the full-time assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for District 67.
No action was taken on the chillers behind Lake Bluff Middle School, which have caused noise issues for the residential area surrounding the school for the past three years. Brady said Mark Robino from Industrial Noise Control in Aurora has made clear suggestions to resolve the noise problems, and Dr. Paul Schomer of the University of Illinois, an environmental noise expert, has also visited the school and will take a look at Robino's suggestions. An update is expected at the Committee of the Whole meeting on Sept. 13.
The annual Pumpkinfest is set for Oct. 14-15 at Lake Bluff Middle School.