In Pioli v. North Chicago Comm. Unit Sch. Dist. No. 187, Matthew Clark and Amanda Zdarsky were successful in having the Second District Appellate Court affirm the trial court’s grant of summary judgment. The Court interpreted the provisions of the Illinois School Code which had been amended in 2012. As such, the Appellate Code in a matter of first impression held that the school board did not violate the School Code by laying off tenured teachers.