CRETE | Early this week, it appeared all that separated Greg Schneider from the athletic director job at Crete-Monee High School was rubber stamp approval from the District 201-U School Board. Instead, the process to fill the position will begin all over again, board President Nakia Hall said Wednesday.
The agenda packet for the board's June 17 meeting from the school's website listed a personnel package that included Schneider's reassignment from supervisor of instruction and special education to head of athletics. Instead, the board voted to remove Schneider's promotion from the personnel report and recapitulate the hiring process, Hall said. No reason was given for the change.
The Times reported Wednesday the decision on whether or not to reassign Schneider would be tabled until the next board meeting after speaking with individuals in Superintendent John Rodgers' office. Hall said that information was incorrect.
Current Athletic Director Gene Cahan was reassigned by the board in March, a move that was protested by coaches and residents. Cahan coaches baseball at Crete-Monee and will teach math in the fall.
Hall said the position will be reopened and new applications will be accepted. Rodgers had previously said the district wanted to name a new athletic director by the June 17 meeting. Rodgers was unavailable for comment.
Schneider said he would have to direct all questions to the district's central office.