After weeks of review, the Iroquois School District has a new superintendent...for now.
On Tuesday, in a unanimous decision, the school board chose Dr. Pam Lenz to serve as acting superintendent.
"It's really nice for them to have the confidence in me, to lead the district as we go through with this transitional time." said Dr. Lenz.
Dr. Lenz takes over the seat left vacant by former Iroquios Superintendent Sam Signorino. As we've been reporting, he was placed on administrative leave following allegations that he used district facilities and staff to work on his car.
After investigating those claims, the board found he did nothing wrong. But he decided to resign at the end of this month.
"We are looking forward," said Dr. Lenz. "We aren't looking back and we are just seeing how we can work together the best we can to move on and do what's best for the kids."
During the meeting, Steve Cabaday officially stepped down as school board president, saying that he gave permission to Signorino to use the district garage.
"The reason was...given the situation with the superintendent, I thought there was some accountability that needed to be processed against school board, and in a sense it was my decision and I felt that it landed on my shoulders," said Cabaday. "I made the decision. So it was my place to step down, and I thought it was the right thing to do."
Cabaday will remain on the board as a member. Meanwhile, school board member Jim Crotty was chosen to serve as the school board president.
"I'm grateful for the approval of the board," said Crotty. "And moving the district forward."
Dr. Lenz will remain the acting superintendent until the school board picks a permanent replacement. No word on how long that will take.