Amid superintendent's absence, District 62 holding special meeting

  • Floyd Williams Jr.

    Floyd Williams Jr.

Updated 10/26/2017 4:39 PM

Des Plaines Elementary District 62 school board members will talk behind closed doors Monday about personnel decisions as Superintendent Floyd Williams Jr. has been out of the district offices the past week for a "private matter."

The school board Thursday announced a special meeting to discuss the "appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal" of specific employees of the district. School board members may take action on the personnel matter after the closed session.


School board President Stephanie Duckmann said she could not comment on the plans for the closed session.

Williams has been working remotely since late last week, officials said. The school district has called Williams' absence a private matter and declined to comment further.

The school district Thursday denied a public records request for Williams' performance reviews, citing state law that prohibits disclosure of the documents.

Williams started working at the district in July 2016. He is in the second year of a three-year contract paying an annual salary of $198,000.

The special meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday at Forest Elementary School, 1375 Fifth Ave. in Des Plaines.

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