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(105 ILCS 5/1H-30)
The Panel may employ individuals under this Section if it is so warranted. These individuals may include any of the following:
(1) A chief executive officer who shall supervise the
Panel's staff, including the chief educational officer and the chief fiscal officer, and shall have ultimate responsibility for implementing the policies, procedures, directives, and decisions of the Panel. The chief executive officer shall have the authority to determine the agenda and order of business at school board meetings, as needed in order to carry forward and implement the objectives and priorities of the school board and Financial Oversight Panel in the administration and management of the district. This individual is not required to hold any license issued under Article 21B of this Code. The chief executive officer shall have the powers and duties as assigned by the Panel in accordance with this Code.
(2) A chief educational officer, who may be employed
by the Panel if there is no superintendent in the district or if the Panel, at a regular or special meeting, finds that cause exists to cancel the contract of the district's superintendent who is serving at the time the Panel is established. Cancellation of an existing superintendent contract may be done only pursuant to the same requirements and in the same manner as the school board may cancel the contract. A chief educational officer employed under this subdivision (2) shall have the powers and duties of a school district superintendent under this Code and such other duties as may be assigned by the Panel in accordance with this Code.
(3) A chief fiscal officer, who may be employed by
the Panel. This individual shall be under the direction of the Panel or the chief executive officer employed by the Panel and shall have all of the powers and duties of the district's chief school business official and any other duties regarding budgeting, accounting, and other financial matters that are assigned by the Panel, in accordance with this Code.
(4) A superintendent, who shall be under the
direction of the Panel or the chief executive officer employed by the Panel and shall have all of the powers and duties of a school district superintendent under this Code assigned by the Panel and such other duties as may be assigned by the Panel in accordance with this Code.
(5) A chief school business official, who shall have
all of the powers and duties of a chief school business official under this Code assigned by the Panel and such other duties as may be assigned by the Panel in accordance with this Code.
An individual employed by the Panel as a superintendent or a chief school business official under this Section must hold the appropriate license for these positions. Individuals employed by the Panel as a chief executive officer, chief educational officer, or chief fiscal officer under this Section are not required to hold licensure. A chief educational officer under this Section must not be employed by the Panel during a period a superintendent is employed by the district and a chief fiscal officer under this Section must not be employed by the Panel during a period a chief school business official is employed by the district.
Individuals employed under subdivision (2), (3), (4), or (5) of this Section shall report to the Panel or to the chief executive officer under this Section if there is one.
(Source: P.A. 102-894, eff. 5-20-22.)