Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Bryan Craig says his controversial book was not a part of his work responsibilities and should not have gotten him fired.
Former Rich Central High School guidance counselor and girls' basketball coach Bryan Craig is filing a major lawsuit against School District 227 after its board of education fired him. Sign up for daily Chicago Heights news alerts. Bryan Craig is seeking $1 million in damages, saying he suffer injuries after being put on leave and terminated over his self-published book "It's Her Fault," Sun-Times Media reports. The book, which included lines like "the easiest kill for a man is through the young lady with low self-esteem,” was considered offensive by the district. Craig also describes the ethnic variations in women's genitalia and recommends that all men and women should be promiscuous before marriage, offering guidance to women on why …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Rich 227 Board of Education fired tenured teacher and guidance counselor Bryan Craig in a 6-0 vote Tuesday evening.
Rich Township School District 227 fired counselor and former varsity girls basketball coach Bryan Craig just weeks after his book, "It's Her Fault" sparked concern over portions encouraging promiscuity and oral sex. Sign up for daily Chicago Heights news alerts. In a press release from the district, Board President Betty Owens mentioned the book, saying it contained "offensive content regarding women and sex." Owens also shared her reasons for supporting Craig's firing: Mr. Craig’s conduct in this matter fell far short of our expectations and evoked outrage for me, members of this Board and many others in our District who have come to expect the highest level of professionalism and sound judgment from the people they entrust with their …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Rich Township High School District 227 Board of Education will be meeting Tuesday, Sept. 20, with several items on the agenda.
Supt. Donna Simpson Leak and the Rich 227 Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss matters concerning Rich Central, Rich East and Rich South high schools. There will be time allotted for public participation and comments. View on the PDF above to see the full agenda for the meeting. The meeting will be taking place in the Rich South High School auditorium, located at 5000 Sauk Trail, Richton Park.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Here are a few things to look forward to for the week of Sept. 19-25.
The Heights City Council will be meeting for the first time since Aug. 15 to discussed several items on a two-page agenda. The council normally meets twice per month, but the first meeting was cancelled to avoid conflicting with Labor Day. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Chicago Heights City Hall building, as usual. Take a look at the agenda to see what items will be discussed tonight. The board members of Rich High School District 227 will be meeting for the second tie this month, this time at Rich South High School at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to look at the meetings schedule visit our events calendar. Grant Writing Basic Training is an interactive training and networking program developed for novice and experienced grant …