The Bement school district and law enforcement agencies are investigating “possible improprieties” of former school superintendent Dan Brue, who resigned as superintendent of Meridian District No. 15 on July 26.
Macon County Sheriff's officials are reportedly investigating Brue concerning his time at Meridian, where he had been the superintendent since resigning from Bement in 2013.
“In light of the resignation and investigation of Dan Brue, former Meridian Superintendent, Bement began investigating possible improprieties that Dan Brue may have been involved in during his time with Bement from 2009-2013. Information gathered has been turned over to law enforcement and Bement CUSD 5 will continue to cooperate fully with the ongoing investigation,” Bement Superintendent Sheila Greenwood stated in a press release today (Aug. 1).
In his resignation letter to the Meridian board of education, Brue said, “I apologize for putting the district in a poor light and hope that the district can move on from this ordeal.” He did not elaborate what he felt put Meridian “in a poor light.”
The school board issued a press release on July 26 announcing the resignation, adding “the board will work diligently to move forward from this departure and will have no further comment or details to share at this time.”
Meridian has an enrollment of 1,039, according to the most recent Illinois Report Card.
Brue also served as a trustee on the Bement village board for about a year, resigning in March of 2014.