Lincoln-Way Board Plans Forensic Audit Of District FinancesThe south suburban Lincoln-Way school district board voted unanimously Thursday night to bring in an outside auditor who will get down to the nitty-gritty, in an attempt to determine if any fraud or questionable spending plunged it into financial trouble.
Harvey School Superintendent Accuses Board Member Of Threatening 'A**-Kicking'A school superintendent in south suburban Harvey filed a lawsuit alleging that her efforts to put the district’s spending under a microscope sparked retaliation by board members — including one who told her she was “itching for an ass-kicking.”
Suburban School Board Asks Member To Quit Over Gay CommentsThe Warren Township school board in far north Suburban Gurnee is asking one of its board members to step down for voicing concern about hiring someone who is gay or lesbian as the district's next superintendent, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Suburban School Board To Seek Member's Ouster Over Comments On GaysThe board for Warren Township High School District 121 planned to ask board member Liz Biondi to resign Tuesday night, a week after she said the district should not hire a homosexual superintendent.
Waukegan Mayor Wants School Board Member To Resign After Telling Parents To 'Shut Up'The mayor of Waukegan was calling on a local school board member to resign, after she screamed at parents and teachers during a raucous public meeting regarding the ongoing teachers’ strike, prompting the board to call an abrupt halt to the meeting.
CPS Parents, Teachers Push For Elected School Boards The number of school closings in Chicago is leading some to say the city needs an elected school board.
TIF, School Board Ordinances Spark Heated City Council DebateAn attempted end run around Mayor Emanuel's opposition to two proposals led to some sparks on the City Council floor today.
Maine West Board Votes To Fire Soccer Coach Over Hazing ScandalThe Maine Township High School District 207 school board has voted to fire the school’s soccer coach, who has been accused of allowing criminal hazing activities, including the sodomizing of players.
Geneva Teachers Reach Deal, Avoid Strike Teachers and school board members of Geneva Unit School District 304 negotiated into the night Sunday in hopes of avoiding a strike in the far west suburban system.
East Aurora School Board Rescinds Transgender-Support PolicySchool Board President Annette Johnson has said her panel was erroneously advised by an assistant superintendent that the transgender policy was necessary to meet changes in the Illinois school code.
'Intense' Teacher Contract Talks Continue As Midnight Deadline LoomsChicago Public Schools officials and teachers continued contract negotiations Sunday morning, in talks union officials described as "intense," with a midnight deadline looming for a teachers' strike.
Lake Forest Board Hires Ex-Prosecutor To Investigate 'Sexting' CaseThe Lake Forest District 67 school board Tuesday night hired a former federal prosecutor to undertake an independent review of the way the board handled sexual harassment accusations made in 2009.