Flecker and McGuire to serve as interim AD Rocky | QC Varsity
The 2021-22 school year began in the Rock Island-Milan school district and does so without a full-time athletic director to oversee high school athletic programs.
District officials continue to try to align things to find a replacement for Michelle Lillis, who left the district at the end of the 2020-21 school year to take a similar position at Davenport West High School.
In the meantime, however, they feel the position is in good hands as two retired local administrators have agreed to oversee the department for the school year.
According to Egan Colbrese, deputy superintendent of human resources for District 41, Gary Flecker, who retired from the Rock Island district, and Dan McGuire, who retired from Moline High School, agreed to share tasks during the this school year.
Colbrese said Flecker and McGuire will be recommended to the school board at the August 10 board meeting for approval as temporary employees to fill the vacant position.
As retirees, everyone is entitled to 120 days of work, according to Colbrese. He said Flecker holds the position until school board approval. Once that is done, he will remain in post until the end of September. McGuire is then expected to take it until April, when Flecker will return to duty for the remainder of the school year.