School board to discuss new WHS principal

WHS principal Brian Charron and newly hired superintendent.

The Waterloo Board of Education was set to meet Wednesday in a special closed section to discuss the employment of a new Waterloo High School principal after current principal Brian Charron becomes superintendent.

Charron will replace current superintendent Jim Helton when he retires at the end of June.

School board president Valerie Baxmeyer could not say much on the matter since the meeting was closed.

“(Charron) wants to address the board on his thoughts and ideas for the future of Waterloo High School administration,” she said in an email.

Information about the number of candidates for the position or timeline for the selection was not yet known.

In related news, the Illinois Senate Education Funding Advisory Committee, which has been tasked with reviewing the current public education funding distribution system, will meet Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 13, at Waterloo High School.

Committee members, including State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville), will hear opening remarks from Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon and Waterloo School Superintendent James Helton.

Discussion on Illinois’ funding formula will then be led by Mike Griffin, Senior Policy Analyst for the Education Commission of the States, and Illinois Superintendent of Schools Chris Koch.

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