Meeting roundup

Community Consolidated District 181

Among other business Monday, board members:

• heard a report on Illinois School Report Cards from Tracey Miller, director of assessment, instruction and evaluation. Because districts across the state were allowed to administer standardized tests at different times due to COVID-19, statewide comparisons won’t be available until April 22. Report cards are available on the district website at

• voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Hector Garcia’s contract for five years through June 30, 2026. His base salary for the current school year is $265,790. “I think I speak for the entire board when I say we are thrilled to have Dr. Hector Garcia close out his illustrious career here in District 181,” board President Margie Kleber said.

• learned administrators would like to increase the substitute pay rate to $150 a day and the long-term sub rate to $225 a day, based on rates in neighboring districts and the demand for subs