The Board of Education of the City of Chicago v. The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
School Districts
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (1st) 130285
Decision Date: 
Friday, June 27, 2014
1st Dist.
IELRB, 5th Div.
Reversed and remanded.
Probationary apppointed teachers received notice they were being nonrenewed for the following school year, but were not informed that a DNH (Do Not Hire) designation had been placed in their personnel file with School Board, preventing them from being hired with the School District. School Board was not required to arbitrate grievances filed by union for placement of DNH designations. Board's policy of DNH designation for probationary teachers after being nonrenewed twice or given unsatisfactory performance rating grievances concerned Board's inherent managerial right to choose whom to hire. (PALMER, concurring; GORDON, dissenting.)