(105 ILCS 5/1B-7.5)
    Sec. 1B-7.5. Hiring of a district superintendent or chief executive officer.
    (a) Upon expiration of the contract of the school district's superintendent who is serving at the time the Financial Oversight Panel is established, a school district under the authority of a Financial Oversight Panel, after consultation with the Financial Oversight Panel, shall have the authority to appoint a district superintendent with a type 75 certificate or a chief executive officer who has the skills of school operations and school finance and who shall have the ultimate responsibility for implementing the policies, procedures, directives, and decisions of the school board and the Financial Oversight Panel.
    (b) The chief executive officer shall have the authority to determine the agenda and order of business at school board meetings, as needed in order to carry forward and implement the objectives and priorities of the school board and Financial Oversight Panel in the administration and management of the school district.
    (c) The chief executive officer shall have all of the powers and duties of a school district superintendent under this Code and such other duties as may be assigned by the school board and Financial Oversight Panel, in accordance with this Code. The district shall not thereafter employ a superintendent during the period that a chief executive officer is serving the district.
    (d) The Financial Oversight Panel shall have the final approval of the superintendent or chief executive officer position under this Section as well as the person, based upon his or her skills to fulfill the position.
(Source: P.A. 96-401, eff. 8-13-09.)