Here is the state from Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board President Ted Wagner on the loss in the suit challenging their right to build the South High School bleachers:
Regarding Illinois Supreme Court Ruling on Crystal Lake South High School Bleachers
Attributable to Community High School District 155
Board of Education President Ted Wagner
We are disappointed with today’s Illinois Supreme Court ruling.
Community High School District 155 followed the required Illinois School Code process, and obtained all required permits from the Regional County Superintendent in planning and constructing the bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School.
District 155 will fully comply with all Court orders regarding the demolition of the bleachers.
At the direction of the Board of Education, in December 2014, the district issued a request for proposals seeking bids for this work demolition.
We are committed to working with our residential neighbors, and we will continue to work with the City of Crystal Lake to move forward in a cooperative and respectful manner.
We will now work to finalize a demolition process and timeline that will minimize disruption to our students and community.
Crystal Lake South High School has two upcoming events—
- our annual “Pink Out” home football game, which raises funds for breast cancer awareness this Friday, September 25, and
- our charity fundraiser walk to benefit mental health awareness on Saturday, September 26.
We anticipate these events to continue as planned while the district assesses alternate options regarding future scheduled events at the stadium.
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The same message was emailed to parents with the following addition:
In Community High School District 155 our students have always been and will continue to be our focus as we ensure they are college and career ready. Our teachers, administrators, and staff are dedicated to inspiring, empowering, and nurturing them every day.
The reaction of the City of Crystal Lake can be found here.
The guts of the case and a link to the Illinois Supreme Court decision can be found here.