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Administrator Moved To Teaching Position Due To Residency Policy

Updated: Monday, June 9 2014, 10:34 AM CDT
SPRINGFIELD -- An administrator within the Springfield public school district is being moved to a teaching position for the next year because they live outside the district's boundaries.

Last year, District 186 approved a change to their residency requirement that affected school administrators requiring them to show proof of address.

The district has actually had a residency policy on the the books since 1983, but board president, Mike Zimmer, says it's been loosely enforced.

"I think that if you are an administrator in a building, you should expect that your children would go to the school in Springfield," Zimmer said. "I know when I was an administrator in the district, your whole family gets involved then."

Zimmer wouldn't identify the name of the administrator in question, citing personal issues.

He adds that the board isn't outing any one employee for the residency rule. He said living within the district is a policy and the board is choosing to enforce it.Administrator Moved To Teaching Position Due To Residency Policy

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