Local school develops diversity plan after ‘regrettable’ comment

High Mount District 116's school board president investigated Superintendent Mark Halwachs after receiving a racial discrimination complaint. He was required to undergo diversity training and brought a three-year plan to the board.
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High Mount District 116's school board president investigated Superintendent Mark Halwachs after receiving a racial discrimination complaint. He was required to undergo diversity training and brought a three-year plan to the board.

Lexi Cortes covers the issues and events in education that matter to metro-east students, parents and taxpayers. She won a first-place award from the Illinois Press Association in 2018 for her work on a series of stories about proposals to increase sales tax rates, focusing on how those increases could affect schools and residents.

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