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Clinton Rosette Middle School to appoint new principal

District 428 School Board to vote on appointment Tuesday night

Tim Vincent (left) poses for a photo with former District 428 administrator Tom Kim in August 2015. Vincent will begin a new role as director of curriculum for the district next school year.
Tim Vincent (left) poses for a photo with former District 428 administrator Tom Kim in August 2015. Vincent will begin a new role as director of curriculum for the district next school year.

DeKALB – Clinton Rosette Middle School is set to hire a new principal, after the news that Tim Vincent will be leaving the school to become a district administrator at the end of the 2018-19 school year.

The District 428 School Board is set to vote at their scheduled 7 p.m. meeting Tuesday at the District Education Center, 901 S. Fourth St., whether to appoint Brant Boyer as the new principal. Boyer currently holds the assistant principal position at Clinton Rosette.

Boyer's 260-day contract as the new principal would begin July 1, with an annual salary of $115,000, board documents show.

Starting July 1, Vincent would begin a new job as District 428’s director of curriculum and instruction, and would earn a salary of $130,200, agenda documents show.

Also on the agenda, DeKalb District 428 is looking to partner with Northern Illinois University to provide early learning services for preschool children in DeKalb.

According to the agenda for Tuesday's D-428 School Board meeting, District 428 is DeKalb's Local Education Agency, and therefore responsible for collaborating with community preschool providers to better identify children who need specialized services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The proposed Memorandum of Understanding would allow DeKalb preschoolers to participate in NIU's Preschool for All Expansion program, the agenda shows. The MOU would be retroactive o the 2018-19 school year, and operate for the 2019-20 year as well.

The district is receiving federal funds from the state's Preschool Development Grant award, which mandates that the district must provide comprehensive services to receive the funds.

The district and NIU partnership could provide a number of services, including kindergarten readiness information to families; coordination and collaboration of transportation, facilities and other resources, as well as information exchanges to area families with children entering the school system. The agreement goals also include joint professional development opportunities for NIU and District 428, and culturally competency services for families and children.

The district will provide staff, training and meeting space for families looking to utilize the services, especially those in high-risk communities, the agenda shows.

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