Macomb School Board transfers powers to superintendent

Courtesy: Macomb 185 School District

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — The Macomb School Board is among many other city, county and state boards that are making changes to its voting power during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The board met Monday morning during a special meeting to approve a change in handling decisions normally voted on by all seven members.

Macomb Superintendent Patrick Twomey told NEWS3 the resolution the board voted on allows the superintendent to make decisions without approval of the entire board, with the consultation from either the president, vice president or secretary.

“This resolution allows us to make decisions about the emergency side of things,” Twomey said. “We are still able to call an emergency board meeting to order to discuss funds because this resolution is not an allocation of funds.”

Twomey said the board will still meet virtually on the third Monday of the month, but this allows him to make decisions sooner than waiting until the monthly board meeting.

The last day of school for the Macomb School District is still scheduled for May 22.