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DuRoss must leave Schaumburg Dist. 54

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Put me on the list (of those) expecting a voluntary resignation from Mr. DuRoss or, in the alternative, his quick dismissal by our District 54 board.

Mr. DuRoss had both a first and a second chance to act responsibly on Jan. 31 when the officers recommended he take a cab home due to his impaired driving condition.

DuRoss chose to do otherwise. It appears from his driving history, reported by the Chicago Tribune, that DuRoss has had trouble following some of the rules of the road in the past. This raises the question of what, if any, review of his driving record was done for the board when he was vetted fot the Superintendent's position.

I am assuming that his contract with the district contains language defining his expected level of civil conduct, whether his arrest takes place at public place on Friday night (Saturday morning) or in a school building on Tuesday morning.

If this is the case, then Mr. Harper and his associates need not spend additional time "monitoring the situation" and will not have to rely upon subjective criteria to evaluate his poor judgment and relieve him of his duties.

In making its determination on whether to retain DuRoss, I would challenge the board to ask and answer this question: How well can DuRoss now be an effective leader and example-setter for our district's staff, teachers and students?

We have every reason to expect an exemplary level of conduct from our district's staff and educators, and absent that, we must require our elected board to enforce the rules governing the conduct of all district employees.

Roger Buelow


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