NAPERVILLE, IL — Some parents have filed a lawsuit against Indian Prairie School District 204 alleging Superintendent Dr. Adrian Talley and board members “engaged in a coordinated cover-up of COVID-19 planning as it relates to school reopening,” according to a news release.

The suit alleges district officials violated the Open Meetings Act by holding closed meetings regarding its 2020-21 reopening plans. The complaint further alleges district officials improperly withheld documents requested by parents via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The lawsuit states, “The School Board should have deliberated on the reopening of the schools during the COVID-19 Pandemic in a public forum due to its potential impact on the public.”

Brad Wachter, a district parent and plaintiff in the lawsuit told Patch he and other parents first became concerned when they noticed the District 204 Board of Education conducting closed sessions before nearly every public board meeting.

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SOURCE ( Lisa Marie Farver /Patch)