Parents protest closure of Lincoln Way North High School
NEW LENOX, Ill. — Students and parents protested the closure of a suburban high school Thursday.
The group gathered outside a Lincoln Way High School District 210 board meeting.
The district is shutting down Lincoln Way North High School in the fall.
This week, a federal grand jury began an investigation into the alleged mismanagement of millions of dollars in public taxpayer funds mostly under former superintendent Lawrence Wyllie who retired in 2013.
He’s accused of using student activity funds for miscellaneous expenses, including a private dog training school operated on school district property.
Former superintendent Wyllie reportedly receives the highest teacher’s pension in the state at $312,000.
The grand jury probe follows the district landing on the state’s financial watch list last year after a history of deficit spending.