Unpaid Ill. Regional School Superintendent Resigns
A central Illinois regional school superintendent has announced his resignation after going without pay for 14 weeks.
Christian and Montgomery County Regional Superintendent of Schools Tom Campbell on Wednesday told the Breeze-Courier (http://bit.ly/keaUC6) in Taylorville he can't continue. Campbell blames "political decisions made by our governor" for taking "a tremendous toll" on his ability to "stay positive and focused on remaining in office."
In July, Gov. Pat Quinn cut off pay to superintendents and their assistants. He says the state can't afford to pay the salaries. Quinn wants local governments to pay the salaries, but made no arrangements before vetoing the money.
Campbell says the decisions by state leaders show "total disrespect" for those who work in regional education offices in Illinois.
Taylorville is about 25 miles southeast of Springfield.