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Yorkville approves contract for new superintendent

Tim Shimp

Tim Shimp

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Updated: March 2, 2013 7:17AM

YORKVILLE — With the “i’s” dotted and the “t’s” crossed, the School Board this week approved a new three-year contact with its new superintendent, Tim Shimp.

The contract is for an annual salary of $172,200.

Shimp will become superintendent July 1, replacing current Superintendent Scott Wakely who is leaving Yorkville to become superintendent in the Bradley Bourbonnais High School District, the district he grew up in and where his father taught.

Shimp is associate superintendent, being promoted in 2010 when Wakely became the new superintendent. The two have worked closely to shape the direction of the district.

This week, the School Board adopted an administrative restructuring plan Shimp developed to dovetail into when he assumes the superintendent job. The restructuring anticipates two retirements of key administrative personnel, business manager Jacqui Parisi and Associate Superintendent for Human Relations Frank Bogner.

The new structure forecasts some new titles, and an eventual savings of $16,320 in the 2014-2015 budget, although the administration budget actually will increase in the 2013-14 budget.

Before becoming associate superintendent, Shimp was the principal of Yorkville High School. He took that job in 2007 after working eight years as principal for instruction and technology at Hinsdale Central High School.

Changing superintendents after only three years is unusual for Yorkville. When Wakely came to Yorkville, he replaced Thomas Engler, who had been superintendent for 18 years.

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