Sunday, February 24, 2013
Reports: Former principal and administrator Margaret Pennington had been sued for taping meetings in 2009 and 2010 despite being told not to.
A former Heartland Elementary School principal and School District 304 administrator has been exonerated from an eavesdropping charge leveled against her in 2011 by School District 304, the Kane County Chronicle reports. Circuit Court Judge David Akemann dismissed the lawsuit in a written ruling Tuesday. The district has sued Pennington for secretly recording a 2009 conversation with two of her bosses despite being told numerous times she did not have consent to do so, according to court documents. Pennington also recorded a 2010 staff meeting without announcing to those in attendance or receiving their permission. Both incidents involved Assistant Superintendents Dawn George and Patricia O'Neil. The district was seeking an injunction to …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Lawsuit involves Geneva School District and former principal.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Report: Complaint of age and gender discrimination added to civil suit by former Heartland Elementary School principal.
The Kane County Chronicle's Brenda Schory reports Thursday that former Heartland Elementary School Principal Margaret Pennington has added a complaint with the Illinois Human Rights Commission to her civil suit against Geneva School District 304. Among other things, the age- and gender-discrimination complaint says the district paid Pennington less than two younger, less-experienced male elementary-school principals. Pennington was moved from principal to a school administrative position after she received a negative review in 2009. School District 304 Superintendent Kent Mutchler told the Chronicle that the bulk of Pennington's complaint was "patently false," and School District attorney James Petrungaro has filed a motion to dismiss the…