Wednesday, November 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 9:07 p.m.
Featured image: Mark Holder, who was recently appointed as the permanent superintendent at Bellwood District 88. | sd88.org
During a regular meeting on Nov. 6, the Bellwood School District 88 Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Mark Holder as permanent superintendent.
Holder, 61, had been serving as interim superintendent since May, when he replaced former superintendent Rosemary Hendricks. The board approved a 4-year, $182,000 contract for Holder, according to district officials.
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Thursday, August 24, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Nowadays, the climate at Bellwood School District 88 board meetings is a lot more placid than just a year ago — when they were policed by armed, bulletproof vest-wearing security guards hired by former D88 Supt. Rosemary Hendricks.
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Last month, the newly configured Bellwood District 88 school board voted 6 to 1 to place Supt. Rosemary Hendricks on paid administrative leave “pending investigation.” Former board president Marilyn Thurmond was the only dissenting vote. This month, the district’s human resources director, Dr. Kisha McCaskill, got the axe. In addition to her HR job McCaskill … Continue reading D88 Board Fires HR Director Who Worked Two Jobs, Approves Contract for Interim Supt.