Lincolnwood Ill. School District 74 Superintendent Resigns; Assistant Superintendent Retires

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Friday, March 30, 2012

A week after Lincolnwood voters soundly rejected spending $25 million on a new school, the superintendent and another top administrator have left their positions.

At a special meeting Tuesday, School District 74 board members unanimously accepted the resignation of Superintendent Mark Klaisner and the retirement of Assistant Superintendent Susan Brandt.

At another special meeting Wednesday night, the board was scheduled to discuss how to begin its search for new leadership, according to President Amy Frankel.

Frankel would not discuss the resignation of Klaisner or the retirement of Brandt, each of whom declined to comment after Tuesday's meeting and could not be reached Wednesday.

In a prepared statement read at Tuesday's meeting, Frankel cited "philosophical differences" between elected officials and the district's administrative team.

"It is the goal of both parties to effectuate an environment that is best for the children and parents of school district 74," Frankel said in her statement. "Expending additional time and financial resources attempting to reconcile philosophical differences does not further that goal."

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