Paul Goren was officially hired as the new superintendent of the Evanston/Skokie District 65 Schools Monday night by a unanimous vote of the district’s board.

While contract details were not disclosed, Board President Tracy Quattrocki said the new school chief’s first day on the job will be May 19 and will be celebrated with a reception in his honor at 6 p.m. in the board room at 1500 McDaniel Ave.

The Evanston-Skokie community will be invited to attend, she said.

Goren, a 16-year resident of Evanston, was appointed after an extensive nationwide search that commenced with the resignation of Hardy Murphy last August.

Top: District 65’s new superintendent at Monday’s board meeting as he witnessed the board accept his contract.

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New schools chief is itching to begin

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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  1. Shouldn’t the contract

    Shouldn't the contract details be transparent for this highly compensated and highly visible public CEO position?

    1. This has FOIA request written all over it

      Public employee paid by the taxpayers and we don't know what the salary and other comp are?  Freedom of Information Act request anyone?

  2. Not gonna happen. They made

    Not gonna happen. They made the mistake of publicising the contract details of the last superintendent and the money became a central issue with some parents and activists. I for one would love to see the figure published to see what they are paying now vs what they paid before. Also it would be fun to se how many times it get mentioned in the meetings.

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