Members of Illinois's House Government Administration Committee hoped to grill Superintendent Tony Smith about expensive perks he gets on top of his $225,000 salary. But the invitation was declined by Board Chair James Meeks, who sent a letter to the committee saying he wanted to discuss the request with the school board.
A day later at the state board’s meeting, Smith referred reporters to Meeks for an answer of why they didn’t show up.
"So the conversation to have with the chairman, about the choices, like how we're responding? You can ask him," Smith said.