East St. Louis schools

1:51 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Illinois Board of Education takes over East St. Louis schools

Supt. Chris Koch

For the first time in its history, the Illinois State Board of Education has taken over a public school district.

The board voted unanimously today to dissolve the seven-member elected board of the East St. Louis Public Schools and replace it with an appointed five-member oversight panel to run the school district.

The district already was under state financial oversight, and the board previously had entered an agreement giving a state consultant the final say over most decisions.

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