Region 14 Board of Education Special Meeting Statement - 6/23/2021


On June 23 in a Board of Education special meeting, the BOE unanimously voted to approve the following motions:

-We hereby move to rescind as void, invalid and illegal the contract of employment between Regional School District #14 and Dr. Joseph Olzacki that was to be in effect July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024.

-We hereby move, pursuant to Section 8 of the contract in effect July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022 to provide written notice to Dr. Olzacki that termination of his employment (whether under said current contract or any other claimed valid contract) with Regional School District #14 as Superintendent of School is under consideration.

-We hereby move to authorize the Chairman of the Board of Education to provide said written notice to Dr. Olzacki, with a statement of reasons as may be required by Section 8 of his contract, pending any necessary legal review.

-We hereby authorize Board legal counsel to retain on behalf of Region 14 such legal counsel necessary for any further termination proceedings.

The vote to provide notice that termination of the Superintendent’s contract is under consideration is the first step in the Superintendent’s contract with respect to the termination process.  It is not the last.  Dr. Olzacki’s employment has not been terminated yet.  The Board did vote to rescind a future contract that has yet to take effect.  Beyond that, we cannot comment any further.