Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent's Order Approving Charter School Proposed for Navy Base Site

This March 15, 2012 order by Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent Christopher Koch approves a charter school proposed by LEARN Charter School Network of Chicago for a site on Naval Station Great Lakes, overturning North Chicago Community Unit School District 187's rejection of the proposal. The order explains the state's action, and provides background about the circumstances in the school district and the anticipated impact of a charter school.