Unit Four Supt Finalist Cobb Drops Out

December 13, 2011

The number of finalists for the job of Champaign School District superintendent is down to three. A news release from Unit Four says Fort Wayne school administrator Stephen Cobb has withdrawn as a candidate for personal reasons.

Cobb was scheduled to be interviewed Tuesday evening by a school board committee of community members. That committee will now have Tuesday night off, but will meet with other finalists on Wednesday and Thursday night. The finalists are also meeting during the day with other interest groups.

The remaining finalists for Unit Four superintendent are all from Illinois school districts. They are Superintendent Darryl Taylor of the Lincoln Elementary School District 156 in Calumet City; Associate Superintendent Johnnie Thomas of the Arlington Heights Township High School District; and Unit Four Assistant Superintendent Judy Wiegand who will take over as interim superintendent in January.

The Champaign School Board could vote on their choice for district superintendent at their December 19th meeting. The new superintendent will start work at Unit Four next summer.

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