Effingham, IL. (ECWd) -
Three School Districts obtained a Temporary Restraining Order against the Illinois State Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Carmen, I. Ayala.
The TRO prohibits the ISBE from placing Red Hill CUSD 10, Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3A, and Beecher City CUSD 20 on or remaining on a status of "Probation" without fully complying with existing state laws.
The Court Restored the District's recognition status to "Fully recognized."
From the TRO:
- The Districts request for an emergency temporary restraining order is hereby granted
- Beecher City and Cowden-Herrick's recognition status is hereby restored to "fully recognized" instanter until such time as the Court has held a preliminary injunction hearing and ruled on the District's request for a preliminary injunction.
- The State Superintendent is hereby enjoined from altering the recognition status of the Districts except as authorized during the annual compliance provisions of 23 Ill. Adm. Code § 1.20(a).
- ISBE is hereby enjoined from altering the recognition status of the Districts absent full compliance with the School Code and the Admin Code as well as full compliance with 105 ILCS 2-3.25(b) and any promulgated rules setting forth an appeal process for a change in recognition level.
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