Cowden-Herrick has joined some other schools in a lawsuit against the State of Illinois.
Superintendent Seth Schuler says that the Illinois State Board of Education does not have the authority to strip their recognition over the mask mandate. Schuler says the school had a mask mandate in place, but it wasn’t good enough according to ISBE.
Schuler did say he had some good news moving forward as a Judge has given an extension of 30 days.
Schuler says the ultimate goal is to have local control for the school.
Schuler says the community has been very vocal, both pro and against, the mandates.
Schuler says the preliminary hearing is set for November 8th. Other schools that joined the lawsuit include Beecher City and Red Hill.