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District Announcements
Email Changes
Superintendent Search Update
Dr. Doug Wood Named New Superintendent at Ball-Chatham

The Ball-Chatham School District’s Board of Education approved hiring Dr. Douglas Wood, interim Superintendent for O’Fallon School District 90, as its next superintendent Monday night, June 1. The Board voted unanimously to approve a three-year contract, with a yearly base compensation of $163,000. He begins at Ball-Chatham July 1.
 
Earlier this year the Board contracted with School Exec Connect to conduct a nation-wide search to replace current superintendent, Carrie Hruby, who announced her resignation in January, (effective June 30).
 
During the search process the District conducted 11 focus groups, two open forums, and an online survey to develop a profile of the qualities our community values most in a superintendent. The search firm brought six candidates to the Board for interviews, out of 41 applicants. From the top six, they narrowed the field to three. The top three candidates then interviewed with community, administrative, and teacher/staff committees – as well as with the Board for a second time. The Board deliberated a final time and ultimately chose Dr. Wood. 
 
“Within a relatively short period of time as their superintendent, Dr. Wood settled both certified and non-certified union contracts, presented a balanced budget, developed and implemented PARCC Assessment Procedures, settled TIF proposals from the City of O’Fallon, and restructured their professional development model,” said Ball-Chatham Board President, Steve Copp.
 
Copp continued, “His list of accomplishments are just as impressive while he served as a principal at O’Fallon, including being named Illinois Southwest Region Middle School Principal of the year by the Illinois Principal’s Association; earning the Racial Harmony, and MLK Building Bridges awards; and serving in numerous leadership roles in the national and Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.”
 
Dr. Wood received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education, and Education Administration, respectively, from Illinois State University and his doctorate degree from Loyola University in Chicago in Leadership Foundations and Counseling Psychology.

Pre-K Screening
Pre-K Screening Dates Set
Ball-Chatham’s Pre-K screening for children who will be 3-years-old by September 1, 2015 is scheduled for August 10, and 11 at Ball Elementary School, 1015 New City Road. Interested parents must call 483-2414, July 20 or 21, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to schedule an appointment for the August screening. The screening includes evaluations in the areas of: academic ability; speech and language development; fine and gross motor skills; self-help skills; and social/emotional development.

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