Fri Feb 5, 2021 ‐ Education Law News

Supreme Court Holds School Board Has Authority To Impose Lesser Alternative Disciplinary Penalty Than Termination For Misconduct If Termination Is Not Sustained By Hearing Officer

The Illinois Supreme Court has concluded that the Chicago Board of Education (“Board”) has the power to decide to suspend and reduce the back pay of a tenured teacher, once termination proceedings have been initiated but the hearing officer finds the charges do not support termination.