Jennifer Gill has been selected as the next superintendent of schools for Springfield District 186.
Gill was one of two finalists for the vacancy created when Superintendent Walter Milton was forced out earlier this year. She had been a longtime teacher and administrator in District 186, but left the District in 2012 to take a job in McLean County. She told a community forum Wednesday night that despite her connections and friendships with many in District 186, she would be able to make the tough decisions necessary to balance the district's budget.
The school board will now enter into contract negotiations with Gill to determine, among other things, her salary. The board hopes to complete that process and bring the contract for a final vote at its January 6th, 2014 meeting.