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Westmont school chief Steven Baule to take position in Rockford

Westmont, IL

Community Unit School District 201 Superintendent Steven Baule will be leaving the Westmont schools to take a new position at a school district in Rockford.

Baule has accepted a position at North Boone School District 200 in the Rockford area, according to officials from that district. He is expected to begin at that district at the start of the 20010-11 school year, officials said.

Baule announced his resignation at the District 201 School Board meeting on March 23, effective June 30.

In a statement read during the meeting, Baule thanked everyone he has worked with over the past five years with the district and  the board for allowing him to serve the district.

He declined to comment any further on the resignation. He leaves the district with two years remaining on his contract. The financial aspects of his resignation agreement with the district were not immediately known.

School Board President Marie Charlton said the board will hire an interim superintendent for the 2010-11 school year until a permanent replacement for Baule is found. No time frame was given on when the interim person would be hired.

School Board member Cathy Casey said she is professionally and personally sad to see Baule leave the district.

“During Dr. Baule’s tenure with District 201, there have been more positive changes in a short amount of time than during any other superintendents tenure,” Casey said.

Among those accomplishments include the development of the districts first strategic plans, the hiring of a curriculum director and technology improvements, Casey said.

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