Two weeks ago in this space we urged the two local school districts and the village to open discussions about ways to share human resource services. In a weird circumstance, all three entities are without, or about to be without, personnel directors.
When District 97 Supt. Al Roberts finally announced the departure of its HR person — the old "not a good fit" problem — he said he is talking to District 200 Supt. Steven Isoye about options to share staff in this key area. Both districts may go with an interim person for the next year as they explore options. One of those options should be to call District 90 Supt. Ed Condon and invite him into the conversation.
Saving tax dollars and aligning hiring goals and procedures would be a substantive place for collaboration to begin.