Based on the language of a federal subpoena issued to District 209 last month it is unclear whether investigators suspect school officials of wrongdoing. So far, the agencies conducting the inquiry have refused to shed any light on their concerns.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kaarina Salovaara and Special Agent Tim Keese of the Federal Bureau of Investigation commanded records stipulating to the school board’s actions and discussions since the start of 2007. The brief order specifically seeks written and audio transcripts from non-public sessions, though there is no reference to a particular topic.
Randall Samborn, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago, said he could not confirm or deny an investigation, nor would he discuss the focus of any inquiry.
“The U.S. Attorney’s office does not comment on subpoenas,” Samborn said.
Calls to the FBI were not returned.
The United States District Court granted the subpoena on July 10, according to a copy of the order. The request was directed to Superintendent Stan Fields, who was given until July 17 to turn those records over to a grand jury.