Jasper County School District #1

NEWTON, IL. (ECWd) - The Jasper County Community School District No. 1 has received a Motion for Sanctions against it alleging one of its employees committed witness tampering by threatening and intimidating a witness in a federal lawsuit. A Federal lawsuit was brought against the Jasper County...

NEWTON, IL. (ECWd) - Jasper County Community Unit School District #1 has violated the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), as I had previously stated, by refusing to provide the requested public records as required by law. On December 26, 2017, and January 12, 2018, I requested several...

NEWTON, IL. (ECWd) - Calling their arguments as without merit, Federal District Judge J. Phil Gilbert DENIED Jasper County School District #1's motion to dismiss the civil rights case brought against them by School Board member Jed Earnest. The case will continue moving forward in the federal...

NEWTON, IL. (ECWd) - Once again, Jasper County School District is making up its own rules which we believe violate the letter and intent of the law. We wrote about it in a previous article (here) and now the Attorney General's Public Access Counselor is reviewing this...

NEWTON, IL. (ECWd) - The Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor issued a determination letter stating that it was "unable to conclude" and their office had "insufficient evidence" to determine that Jasper County School Board held an improper closed session meeting-after-the-meeting on December 18, 2017. This stems...

NEWTON, IL. (ECWd) - During at least the last two Jasper County School Board meetings, their attorney, Anthony Loizzi, from Hodges Loizzi Eisenhammer Rodick & Kohn LLP, displayed a disrespectful, interruptive, and disruptive attitude towards School Board member Earnest and in some cases, towards citizens attending...