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HR0116 93rd General Assembly


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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  offer  our  sincere congratulations to Larry
 4    Weck on his retirement as Superintendent  of  Addison  School
 5    District 4; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Larry  Weck, together with his wife, has raised
 7    seven children; and

 8        WHEREAS,   Since   graduating   from   Eastern   Illinois
 9    University with a Bachelor of Science in Education  in  1963,
10    Larry has been working to improve the educational system; and

11        WHEREAS, Larry has gone on to receive not only his Master
12    of Science in Education from Northern Illinois University but
13    also  obtained his Doctorate in Education from the University
14    of Illinois; and

15        WHEREAS, His work in the educational field began in  1963
16    as  a  mathematics  teacher  in  School District 25, where he
17    later became the guidance director and then went on  to  work
18    as a District Research and Testing Consultant; and

19        WHEREAS,  In  1970,  he  became  the  Coordinator  in the
20    Educational Placement Office for the University of  Illinois;
21    and

22        WHEREAS,  He returned to DuPage County in 1973 and served
23    as the Assistant Principal before  he  became  Principal  for
24    Addison Trail High School; and

25        WHEREAS, Since 1983, Larry has been the Superintendent of
26    Schools for Addison School District 4; and

27        WHEREAS,   As   Superintendent,   Larry   supervised  the
28    education of 3,900 students, preschool through grade  8,  and
29    the development of 264 staff members; and
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 1        WHEREAS,  Larry  created a special process for collective
 2    bargaining  that  resulted  in  the  District's  first  early
 3    settlement  of  a  three-year  contract  and  the  first  two
 4    three-year contracts and created an early retirement  program
 5    for staff; and

 6        WHEREAS,   He  was  influential  in  the  development  of
 7    technology to improve learning, communications,  e-mail,  and
 8    Internet for all staff and classrooms; and

 9        WHEREAS,  Larry  serves as President of the University of
10    Illinois  Educational  Administration   Alumni   Association,
11    chairperson   of  several  North  Central  Evaluation  teams,
12    President of the Superintendent's Roundtable, and chairperson
13    of the DuPage Education Service Region Board of  Control;  he
14    was  appointed  to the State Task Force on School Finance and
15    has presented at State and national level conventions; and

16        WHEREAS, Larry Weck's dedication to  improving  education
17    in  Illinois  is  a  source  of  inspiration  to  the  entire
18    community and State; therefore, be it

21    we  do  hereby offer our congratulations to Larry Weck on the
22    occasion of his retirement and wish him well  in  his  future
23    endeavors; and be it further

24        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
25    presented to Larry Weck and his family.