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Cook County Schools Statement on Playhouse Lease

Jun 19, 2020 01:39PM ● By Editor
June 19, 2020


Cook County Community:

There is NO pending eviction of the Grand Marais Playhouse from the ACA. The Cook County School District values the partnership with the Playhouse and has no intention of severing our ties. The Playhouse is an asset to our community and our students.The School has never contemplated an eviction of the Playhouse.

The District has been in discussions with the Playhouse for over a year on updating our lease, which has not been done for over a decade. Part of this discussion has centered around the location of the Playhouse’s office space within the ACA facility. Due to the changing demands on the School, the District has been working with the Playhouse to move office spaces, down the hall, and still within the facility. The shuffling of rooms and offices is a regular occurrence at the School in order to best accommodate the needs of our students as they change over time.

The District’s commitment to our lease with the Playhouse and the commitment to our partnership is not in jeopardy.


Dan Shirley

School Board Chair, ISD 166

Dr. Bill Crandall

Superintendent, ISD 166

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