A DuPage County judge is expected on July 18 to hear a lawsuit brought by a father over procedures officials used when sanctioning his 9- and 11-year-old sons who were accused of planning to cheat during this year’s National Geographic Bee regional competition in Oakbrook.
The boys were banned from all academic competitions in the district after officials accused their parents of intentionally purchasing and downloading test questions days before the Jan. 19 GeoBee at Brook Forest Elementary School.
Dr. Rahul Julka, a DuPage County surgeon, filed the lawsuit last month against school board members on behalf of his children. The lawsuit seeks to eliminate the sanctions and have letters and documents related to a district investigation into the parents removed from the boys’ school files.
Read more about the trial at Daily Herald.