Ball v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 120136
Decision Date: 
July 30, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 2d Div.
Justice: 
SIMON
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Tenured teacher sought administrative review in circuit court of Board of Education's termination and Board's finding that teacher was negligent in failing to adequately supervise her 7th and 8th grade students when they engaged in sexual activity at school. Board properly found that teacher's action were immoral and negligent and thus irremediable per se and a proper basis for termination. Evidence showed that teacher failed to properly supervise students, in failing to require them to be escorted outside of classroom, contrary to school policy, and lied about it. (QUINN and CONNORS, concurring.)