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Departed D-113A superintendent begins new job while still employed by district

Published: Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 1:21 a.m. CST

LEMONT – While former Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A Superintendent Susan Birkenmaier's last day working for the district was officially Oct. 31, she also officially started her new job in Lyons Township Oct. 26.

Officials with the Lyons Township Trustees of Schools confirmed that Birkenmaier began her position as treasurer at the start of the week.

Birkenmaier's last day in the office was Oct. 25, according to officials with District 113A. She has used vacation days to account for the time between Oct. 28 and 31.

D-113A Assistant Superintendent Mary Gricus said the district has no policy regarding how its employees spend vacation days.

Birkenmaier, who Gricus said determined her own effective resignation date, also was not required to tell the district when she was starting her new job.

"When someone resigns, they have no obligation to let us know anything about their next steps," Gricus said.

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