From Tuesday’s blog post.
On Tuesday I posted about Learn Charter schools and their appeal of the decision of the District 187 board of education not to authorize a school in the district backed by Walton family money.
The District 187 board warned that the funding of the Learn Charter would bankrupt the district.
The charter appeal would go to the Illinois Charter Commission, the unelected group that has been given the power to overrule local school boards.
When my friend, Bob Zahnizer, contacted his state representative, Democrat Scott Drury, he received this response:
Thank you for your email. Earlier this week, District 187 approved a negotiated compromise with respect to LEARN’s proposal. As a result, LEARN has withdrawn its appeal to the Charter Commission. Thank you for your continued interested in the success of our traditional public schools.
If you would like to discuss this further, please let us know.
Very truly yours,
Scott R. Drury
Illinois State Representative
I will be following this closely to see if Drury’s information is correct and what exactly the negotiated compromise is.