Vacancy Announcement - Superintendent of Schools
The Board of Education of Catlin Community Unit School
District No. 5, Catlin, Illinois, is seeking applications for the
position of Superintendent. The position will be vacant on July
Letters of applications, resumes and credentials should be
mailed to the following address:
Catlin Community Unit School Dist. #5
ATTN: Guy Banicki
701½ W. Vermilion Street
Catlin, IL 61817
Applications will be received until 4:00 p.m. on November
2008. To be considered for this position, all applicants must
1. Formal letter of application indicating desire to be a
candidate for the position.
2. Set of up-to-date confidential credentials from the
applicant’s university. It is the responsibility of the
applicant to make this request to the university.
3. Up-to-date resume showing employment history and
personal background information.
4. Legal proof (copy of administrative certificate with
Superintendent’s endorsement) showing qualifications
to be a superintendent in the State of Illinois.
Public school teaching and administrative background.
Superintendent experience desired.
Contract and Compensation
The actual salary, fringe benefits, contractual terms and
conditions will be discussed with the final candidates. The
Board will consider a multi-year contract.
Compensation package will be regionally competitive based on
experience and educational background.
Excellent health, energetic and emotionally stable.
Person who has high standards of ethics and personal conduct -
leads by example.
Residency in the district is preferred.
Candidates will be evaluated on their professional merits with
emphasis on the following qualifications desired by the Board of
∙ Understanding of the need to work cooperatively with the
Board of Education.
∙ Experience in and knowledge of sound fiscal management
practices and the collective bargaining process.
∙ Be a communicator-possess the ability to communicate
ideas to the Board of Education, the staff and the
∙ Understanding of and appreciation for importance of
technology in the schools with the goal of preparing
students for the 21st century.
∙ Ability to provide educational leadership in development of
both short and long range district goals.
∙ Strong academics background with successful experience
in curriculum development, including a detailed knowledge
of special education, vocational education and all other
state and federal programs.
∙ Ability to delegate meaningful responsibilities and develop
an understandable accountability system.
∙ Ability to interpret and execute the intent of the school
policy and support those policies with the staff/community.
District General Information
Type Pre K-12 Unit Certified Staff 46
Buildings 2 Support Staff 30
39.06 square .miles
Enrollment 580 - Pre K-8 = 387
9-12 = 157
1 Unit Secretary/Technology Specialist
2 Building Principals
District belongs to the Vermilion Association for Special
The District belongs to the area vocational center - Vermilion
Vocational Educational Delivery System (VVEDS)
Custodial Staff Cafeteria Staff
4 full time custodians 2 full time & 3 part time
The District operates 6 buses; 3 regular routes, 1 special
education route and 1 vocational route.
The educational program of Catlin Community
Unit School District No. 5 is housed on a
centralized campus with Pre K-8 having its own
attendance center constructed in 1952. Grade
9-12 are across campus in the original building
(1919), with a separate gymnasium housing
Agriculture, Music and P.E. classes. The
Administration office is centrally located
between the elementary and secondary areas.
The District operates one cafeteria located in
the high school building. The high school
interscholastic program is a cooperatively
functioning program with Jamaica Community
Unit School District No. 12.
In addition to the regular program, other
services are provided which enhance
opportunities for students:
♦ A full complement of special education
programs and services by both the District
♦ Vocal Music K-12 and instrumental music 5-12.
♦ Library services in both buildings staffed by
a librarian and library aide.
♦ Computer technology available in both
♦ Music, P.E. and Art specialists.
♦ Counseling services at the high school, with
psychological and social work services
available through V.A.S.E.
♦ A variety of vocational programs available at
the Danville Area Community College.
Board of Education
Board Members Occupation
Jeff Fauver, President Banker
Thomas M. O’Shaughnessy, Vice-President Attorney
Terry Prosser, Secretary Business
Doug Klemme Plumber
Shane Meade Business
Tricia Keith Truancy Officer
Brent Bowman ID Supervisor
Assessed Valuation (07/08) - $40,332,736
Bonds Outstanding 500,000
Educational 3.01 Social Security .155
Building .75 Fire Prev. & Safety .05
Working Cash .05 Tort .4700
Transportation .20 Spec. Ed. .04
Muni.Ret. .1800 Total 4.9100
Catlin is a village of 2,200, located in east central
Illinois. The rural area surrounding the village is a
high production agricultural area. Danville, a city of
34,000, is approximately six miles to the northeast.
Danville would be considered the industrial center
of east central Illinois. Champaign-Urbana is 35
miles to the west, with I-74 giving the area access
to this urban center in 40 minutes.
Danville Area Community College and Parkland
Community College in Champaign along with the
University of Illinois, offer a wide variety of enriching
opportunities. Eastern Illinois University at
Charleston is approximately 60 miles to the
With the area having had strip mining carried on just
west of Danville, there are areas suited to a
diversity of recreational opportunities, including
Kickapoo State Park.
A Church of Christ and Methodist church are
located in Catlin; however, all denominations are
easily found in Danville and surrounding
The community is suburban/rural in nature, with the
feeling of “small town” living.