Jones v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 122437
Decision Date: 
July 30, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 2d Div.
Justice: 
QUINN
Holding: 
Affirmed.
(Modified upon denial of rehearing 9/3/13.) Tenured teacher was terminated for repeatedly providing a false Chicago address for her two children to enroll them at selective-enrollment elementary school, where she taught in Chicago, and continuing for daughter to enroll in selective-enrollment high school. Non-resident students have no right or entitlement to free public school education in a district where they do not live. Board of Education properly determined that teacher's conduct in fraudulently enrolling her children via entering false address was irremediable per se because it was immoral. School District suffered monetary damage by teacher's failure to pay tuition for her children, and suffered non-monetary harm in that other Chicago Public School students were deprived the opportunity to enroll at these selective and highly competitive schools. (CONNORS and SIMON, concurring.)