ETHS to dismiss special education director

ETHS to dismiss special education director

Evanston Township High School’s director of special education will be dismissed at the end of the academic year because she violated school board policy in the hiring process for new employees, secretly recorded an investigative interview with a human resources official and later altered a transcript of that interview, according to internal school emails and an ETHS investigation, obtained by the RoundTable through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Diona Lewis, who has worked for ETHS since 2020, was on paid administrative leave from Oct. 3 through mid-February and is currently working remotely.

Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Scott Bramley received allegations about Lewis’ conduct last Sept. 29, according to school district documents. Bramley and school board attorney Jennifer Dunn interviewed Lewis regarding those allegations on Oct. 3.

ETHS District 202 put Lewis on leave after that interview and completed its investigation on Feb. 16, more than four months later.

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