Part 7 – Harvard School Psychologist Wins 7th Circuit Reversal of Wrongful Termination Suit Dismissal

Without using an attorney, former Harvard school psychologist Peter Koehn won reversal of the dismissal of a suit concerning his termination by Harvard Unit School District 50. Then-Superintendent Lauri Tobias is listed as the lead defendant.  Judges William Bauer, John Daniel … Continue reading

Part 6 – Harvard School Psychologist Wins 7th Circuit Reversal of Wrongful Termination Suit Dismissal

Without using an attorney, former Harvard school psychologist Peter Koehn won reversal of the dismissal of a suit concerning his termination by Harvard Unit School District 50. Then-Superintendent Lauri Tobias is listed as the lead defendant.  Judges William Bauer, John Daniel … Continue reading

Part 5 – Harvard School Psychologist Wins 7th Circuit Reversal of Wrongful Termination Suit Dismissal

Without using an attorney, former Harvard school psychologist Peter Koehn won reversal of the dismissal of a suit concerning his termination by Harvard Unit School District 50. Then-Superintendent Lauri Tobias is listed as the lead defendant.  Judges William Bauer, John Daniel … Continue reading

Part 4 – Harvard School Psychologist Wins 7th Circuit Reversal of Wrongful Termination Suit Dismissal

Without using an attorney, former Harvard school psychologist Peter Koehn won reversal of the dismissal of a suit concerning his termination by Harvard Unit School District 50. Without using an attorney, former Harvard school psychologist Peter Koehn won reversal of the … Continue reading

Part 3 – Harvard School Psychologist Wins 7th Circuit Reversal of Wrongful Termination Suit Dismissal

Without using an attorney, former Harvard school psychologist Peter Koehn won reversal of the dismissal of a suit concerning his termination by Harvard Unit School District 50. Then-Superintendent Lauri Tobias is listed as the lead defendant.  Judges William Bauer, John Daniel … Continue reading

Part 2 – Harvard School Psychologist Wins 7th Circuit Reversal of Wrongful Termination Suit Dismissal

Without using an attorney, former Harvard school psychologist Peter Koehn won reversal of the dismissal of a suit concerning his termination by Harvard Unit School District 50. Then-Superintendent Lauri Tobias is listed as the lead defendant.  Judges William Bauer, John Daniel … Continue reading

Part 1 – Harvard School Psychologist Peter Koehn Wins 7th Circuit Reversal of Wrongful Termination Suit Dismissal

Without using an attorney, former Harvard school psychologist Peter Koehn won reversal of the dismissal of a suit concerning his termination by Harvard Unit School District 50. Then-Superintendent Lauri Tobias is listed as the lead defendant.  Judges William Bauer, John Daniel … Continue reading

Indictments for Bribery in No Child Left Behind-Mandated Tutoring

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: NILES-BASED EDUCATION FIRMS AND EXECUTIVES INDICTED IN ALLEGED $33 MILLION FRAUD; BRIBES ALLEGEDLY PAID TO FOUR SCHOOL OFFICIALS CHICAGO — The federal government and more than 200 public school districts in 19 … Continue reading

Harvard School District Fires Psychologist who Complained about Special Ed Program to U.S. Department of Education

In December, the United States Department of Education’s Civil Rights Office (OCR) notified Dr. Peter Koehn that his complaints about the treatment of Special Education children met the criteria for an investigation. Monday night the Harvard School Board dismissed whistle … Continue reading

Huntley School District Homeschoolers with Children with Disabilities Invited to Meet with Special Ed Director

The following press release from Huntley School District 158 might be of interest to some readers: Notice IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Mrs. Karen Aylward, Director of Special Services for Consolidated School District 158, of McHenry and Kane Counties, … Continue reading

Huntley School District 158 Spends $250,000 on Lawyers

Since the Huntley-based Grafton Township has spent so much on legal fees, the report on legal fees to the Huntley School Board caught my attention. You can read the detail below by clicking on the images and a summary not … Continue reading

Huntley School District Transparency – Through a Glass Darkly

I have cited Huntley School District 158 as a model of transparency. I did so most recently for all to see at a Crystal Lake City Council meeting when I was perturbed that I could not find the council packet … Continue reading

Huntley School District Financial Advisory Committee, Take 3

At one point in the Financial Advisory Committee meeting, Huntley School District Controller Altmayer tried to persuade the committee that special needs children receive $10 million  more than what comes in for special education.  (Subject addressed here.) Parents in the … Continue reading

Remedial Math and English Needed by Those Who Prepared Huntley School District 158 Board Packet

If you spend some time looking at the most recent detailed board packet that the Huntley School Board kindly posts, you will find some mistakes. Previously, administrators incorrectly did the math on a list of items on how to spend … Continue reading

The Difficult-to-Find Read 180 Memos

I’ve been filing Freedom of Information requests with local, state and federal government entities for a couple of decades. I have never received a reply such as the one I just got from Huntley School District 158. I had submitted … Continue reading

Huntley School District 158 Documents Show Purchase of Read 180

Special Ed Mom Sara Deifucci started this story at the Huntley School District Board meeting on November 5th. She asked this intriguing question: “Has the district already purchased anything that parents aren’t aware of? Have you already purchased Read 180 … Continue reading

Is Huntley School District Cover-Up Unraveling? Part 2

Yesterday, the first half of a report was published on what happened on the special ed front at the parents advisory committee meeting and the subsequent school board meeting. What follows, concludes that report. Board member Aileen Seedorf questioned a … Continue reading

Special Ed Moms Leaflet Huntley School District 158 Neighborhoods

Door-to-door leafleting. Pretty basic politics. And some Special Education Moms were doing it this afternoon in neighborhoods around town. With a photo of Superintendent John Burkey, taken by yours truly, the broadside’s headline was Our Superintendent wants special ed money … Continue reading