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MacAdam Resigns Champaign School Bd for Health Reasons


Citing health issues, Scott MacAdam is resigning from the Champaign Unit 4 School Board.

MacAdam submitted his resignation to the Board President Laurie Bonnett and Superintendent Dr. Judy Wiegand on January 13th. The Champaign resident says he’s resigning due to heart-related health issues.

“My resignation comes after a good deal of thought,” said MacAdam in a news release issued by Unit 4. “This comes at a very challenging time given all the work being done by our Board. I fully support the current efforts and decisions of the Board in its process concerning the new high school and related issues. I regret that I can’t be part of the ongoing plans and proposals, but wish the Board and District the very best of luck going forward.”

Superintendent Wiegand said the District will work closely with the Regional Office of Education for Champaign-Ford Counties to fill the open seat until the next school board election in April 2015.

The 59-year-old MacAdam is employed as Managing Director-Equities at Busey Wealth Management. He first served on the Champaign School Board in 2007-11. He was elected for a second term in 2013, winning the most votes of all candidates in the five-candidate race for three at-large school board seats.