More College of DuPage reforms could be coming

  • College of DuPage President Robert Breuder's severance deal could spark new reforms.

      College of DuPage President Robert Breuder's severance deal could spark new reforms. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 5/26/2015 5:27 PM

A plan to limit the size of community college presidents' severance deals in the wake of the one given College of DuPage President Robert Breuder could find new life.

A group of 35 Democrats in the Illinois Senate has signed a letter asking for a vote on a Republican plan already approved by the Illinois House.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The legislation would limit any community college employee's buyout to one year's salary and benefits. It also would limit how long initial contracts with a president could be.

The plan stems from Breuder's $763,000 buyout deal and was approved by the Illinois House last month. It has yet to be considered by the Senate, but the letter released Tuesday could change that.

Senate Democrats last week released a report detailing the salaries and perks sometimes afforded to community college leaders.

Lawmakers already have approved a sweeping state audit of College of DuPage's operations after the local board agreed to pay for it.

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