Young-Gibson v. The Board of Education of the City of Chicago

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2011 IL App (1st) 103804 SIXTH DIVISION September 30, 2011 No. 1-10-3804 DARREYL YOUNG-GIBSON, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, Defendant-Appellant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Appeal from the Circuit Court of Cook County No. 09 CH 48425 Honorable Michael B. Hyman, Judge Presiding. JUSTICE CAHILL delivered the judgment of the court, with opinion. Justices McBride and Garcia concurred in the judgment and opinion. OPINION ¶1 Defendant the Board of Education of the City of Chicago (Board) appeals the trial court s grant of a petition for writ of certiori and order reinstating plaintiff Darreyl Young-Gibson to her position as principal at Percy L. Julian High School (Julian). The Board contends that the trial court erred in holding the Board was required to terminate plaintiff in accordance with the procedures outlined in section 34-85 of the School Code (Code) (105 ILCS 5/34-85 (West 2008)). We reverse. ¶2 Plaintiff was selected as principal of Julian in 2008. Sections 5(b) and (g) of plaintiff s four-year contract with the Board provided that she could be removed for cause as principal before the expiration of her term under section 34-85 of the Code or removed to the extent