School board approves new CPS CEO and ethics change to clear way for top deputy

Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson formally claimed the system’s top post Wednesday following a string of supportive testimony from an organized group of aldermen, pastors and principals at the district’s monthly school board meeting.

The board approved Jackson’s appointment by a 5-0 vote, with Board Member Mahalia Hines voting by phone. A district spokesman said Jackson has not yet finalized the details of her contract with the school system.

“No role at CPS better prepares me than being a CPS parent,” Jackson said Wednesday. “Know that in the CEO you have somebody who has experienced the district and owes all of my success to Chicago Public Schools. But I look at it through the lens of a parent, which is critically important.”

Source: School board approves new CPS CEO and ethics change to clear way for top deputy – Chicago Tribune

Jimmy Kilpatrick, a national recognized professional special education advocate since 1994.

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