ROCK ISLAND — Rock Island-Milan school board members returned from a closed session late Tuesday to approve the resignation and separation agreement for Rock Island High School principal Eric Moore. Mr. Moore will finish out the school year, with his resignation effective June 30.
Board members returned at 10:03 p.m. Tuesday after meeting in closed session to approve the action, with only board member Kevin Nolan voting against the motion.
The board approved the continuation of Mr. Moore’s salary and benefits through the time he finds alternative employment, but no later than Dec. 31, 2018
According to a district news release, Mr. Moore has been with the high school since July 2016.
The release included the following statement from Mr. Moore:
“I have appreciated the opportunity to lead the High School. Through the movement to include teacher, parent, student and community voice in our planning, the school is positioning itself to get break through student performance. Our focus has been on building the capacity to use student outcome data to inform and adjust instruction, gaining a broader understanding of cultural competence to aid in the development of trusting relationships, and enhancing school safety. I thank the Board of Education, the High School administrative team, the staff, students and families. I wish the school and district much success.”
Superintendent Mike Oberhaus said he could not provide any further information on the agreement because it is a personnel matter.