A Lake County School District #7 board meeting held Wednesday, Feb. 15 drew a record crowd. Prior to the meeting, a group of approximately 20 community members staged a peaceful protest outside the entrance to Daly Middle School. Some carried signs with messages that included, “Honk if Carter Should Go,” “Our Kids Deserve Better” and “Why Are People Afraid of Retaliation.”

An item on the school board’s agenda was the superintendent evaluation, along with a proposed one-year extension of Supt. Michael Carter’s contract. During the meeting, local parent Daphne Greer read a statement on behalf of fellow parent Annie Thornton claiming that an investigation is being conducted into complaints allegedly made against Carter. The statement asked that Carter’s contract not be renewed or that a decision at least be postponed until the school board receives the private investigator’s report.


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