While her fellow District 86 board members quietly voted to accept Superintendent Nicholas Wahl’s sudden resignation Monday night, Kay Gallo made her feelings known before casting her vote to accept.
“I’m extremely saddened by this turn of events. In my opinion Dr. Wahl was treated inconsiderately by this board majority,” Gallo said, an apparent reference to the four-member block of Victor Casini, Ed Corcoran, Claudia Manley and Richard Skoda that emerged when the new board was seated in May and immediately canceled and re-bid the summer construction work approved by the previous board.
“I have serious concerns about the future of this district,” said Gallo, a board member since 2009.
When asked for a response to Gallo’s remarks, Manley said the board is not aware of Wahl’s reasoning and any theory is conjecture at this point.
“I’d rather not speculate,” she said.
Wahl was not present Monday night to explain the decision to resign, though it was reported Tuesday he has accepted the superintendent's position for a school system in Indiana.READ: Ex-D86 Superintendent Wahl Takes New Job in Indiana
Patch has reached out to Wahl seeking comment but so far has not received a response.
The former superintendent who served eight years in that capacity is the third District 86 administrator to leave the central office this summer, following the departures of business director Jeff Eagan and human resources director Troy Courtney.
In addition to those three central-office administrators, former Hinsdale Central principal Mike McGrory announced in April he was leaving for a new job in Iowa.
While the search for a permanent replacement takes place, assistant superintendent for instruction Bruce Law will serve as acting superintendent.
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