This week's guest on Emphasis is Dr Alene Reuschel.
Reuschel has retired after six years as Macomb School District superintendent and roughly 40 years of service in education.
KHQA reported the Macomb Junior and Senior High School went into lockdown at during the 9 o'clock hour this morning.
The workforce will be a bit smaller in the Macomb School District next fall as a result of budget cuts.
The equivalent of three full-time positions will be eliminated as part of what the district is calling a “cost containment” plan, which the Board of Education approved during its March meeting.
Superintendent Alene Resuchel said the district will also dip into its reserves to balance its budget, but she said it is not sustainable in the long-term to rely solely on reserves.
The finalists for Macomb School District superintendent are all currently superintendents in Illinois:
Twomey once worked for the Macomb district. He was high school principal before leaving for Havana in 2007.
The Macomb Board of Education is conducting an on-line survey to gather community input on the desired qualities for the next superintendent.Board President Robert Shouse said hard copies of the survey are also available. They can be obtained at all of the district's buildings.