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Lincoln-Way D210 – School Board Press Release misleads the taxpayers

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On March 25, 2016

Will Co. (ECWd) –

For years we have put up key documents in our articles to support our work.  Those records are what tells the story, not our opinion or commentary.  Our goal is to get you the facts, as in all of them.

Many have criticized Supreme Court Justice Thomas for having never asked a single question during cases at the supreme court.  He said he believed the documents  should speak for themselves.  Only after the death of Judge Scalia has Thomas broken his silence on the bench.

We to are confident the documents speak for themselves, which is why we published them in this article as it relates to the Sawin scandal at Lincoln-Way D210.

Today, the School Board President put out a press release, and let’s just say they should be ashamed and the people should call for the entire board to be removed and for law enforcement to step in and investigate the laundry list of illegal acts that have taken place at this school.

For starters, how convenient they said nothing about their agreement to not charge Sawin for any of the acts that took place before the agreement.  Most taxpayers will be appalled by that clause in the agreement, but sadly it is not contained in the press release.

The statement that is sure to rile most taxpayers is as follows:

“The Board is mindful of and committed to serving as a responsible steward of the District’s educational and financial resources in all matters.”

Are they serious? 

How does agreeing not to hold Sawin accountable for his actions rise to the level of serving as a responsible steward of the Districts financial resources………IN ALL MATTERS?

Below is the laundry list of events that these mindful and committed” board members have allowed taking place on their watch.

Read each article and when you’re done with all of them, ask yourself if the facts exposed in those articles is a representation of this board “serving as a responsible steward of the District’s educational and financial resources in all matters.”

PS: Don’t forget all the other exposure of wrong-doing by the Chicago Tribune that can be found at this link.

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  • Blah
    Posted at 18:38h, 25 March

    The press release even states they hired a Business Manager to do his job since September! Why were we paying two people to be business manager? If Sawin is unable to do his job, he should of been terminated immediately with cause. Ridiculous. More taxpayer dollars at work.

  • Taxed Out
    Posted at 20:37h, 25 March

    I have a question. These local school boards must report to someone when wrong doing is suspected and money is missing. Who is that government body? With all the press this district has been getting, why hasn’t the county states attorney or Illinois attorney general looked in to this? All the wrong doing is in black and white and has been obtained by the press via FOIA requests. Surely they must answer to someone.

    • Kirk Allen
      Posted at 22:42h, 25 March

      The PEOPLE must file a CRIMINAL COMPLAINT with the Sheriff’s office and since it appears they are not going to do anything you take it to the State Police. IF, and its a BIG IF, the States Attorney has an investigative division, take it to them. The ONLY thing that EVER works is the people making enough noise and demanding investigations and prosecutions if those investigations validate what we all know. Sadly, the only people the school board answers to is THE PEOPLE and most of them are to busy creating BS excuses for these incompetent fools.