News

Schools Chief: District 186 Vulnerable if Sued

Schools Chief: District 186 Vulnerable if Sued

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

In the view of Interim Superintendent Dr. Robert Hill,  District 186 is long overdue in updating policies and procedures and believes the school district could be exposing itself to damaging lawsuits.

At Monday night’s school board meeting, Hill warned board members of the dire consequences.

“When schools lose lawsuits, those are the things they lose on; inconsistent practice or bad policy or the absence of policy.  I don’t care if you do it or not in the long range” warned Hill.

Board member Scott McFarland says he is frustrated with how long it often takes for the board to make changes.

Hill says he will make recommendations to the board on possible policy changes in the coming weeks so incoming superintendent Jennifer Gill can hit the ground running.

Recent Headlines

47 minutes ago in Local

Monarch Butterfly Population Is Shrinking

Fresh
monarch butterfly

Official state insect needs milkweed

yesterday in Local

Durbin’s War Chest Swelling

durbin

Senator Dick Durbin’s latest campaign report says he’s got more than $6 million in the bank for his re-election bid…

yesterday in Local

Lt. Gov. Pushing for Wider Acceptance of LINK Card

shelia-simon

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is not done trying to get technology to accept Link cards into all of the state's farmers' markets

yesterday in Local

Sherman Plans Road Improvements

road construction

The Village of Sherman has finished studying what roads in town need work, and it's compiled a list available for public inspection.

yesterday in Local

Renewed Push for More Casinos

Updated
bob rita

Two proposals: one for one new casino; the other for five