Enough is Enough! REINSTATE BURGESS!

Enough is Enough! REINSTATE BURGESS!

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Katie Troccoli started this petition to Ottawa High School Education Board

The decision of the board of education of Ottawa Township High School District number 140, which dismissed a tenured teacher for cause and insubordination, was clearly erroneous per the Illinois State Appellate Court ruling of October 1, 2019.

In 2015, Timothy J. Burgess was dismissed by the OTHS Board. He appealed the decision to the Illinois State Board of Education.  Hearing officer Danielle Carne ruled Burgess be reinstated. Her decision was rejected by the OTHS School Board. 

Burgess appealed to the local Circuit Court.  Judge Joseph Hettel affirmed the school’s decision.

Burgess appealed to the Illinois State Appellate Court in which the 3 judges ruled unanimously to reverse and remand the OTHS Board’s dismissal of Tim Burgess.

We the undersigned say 5 years of hardship imposed on Tim Burgess and his family, and 5 years of wasted taxpayer’s educational fund money is ENOUGH! 

We are asking the OTHS School Board to honor the State Appellate Court ruling and to reverse and remand. 

Give Tim Burgess his teaching job back.

 

 

 

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