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Chicago School Board Members Resign After Mayor Reveals Plan to Oust Them

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Newly inaugurated Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who endorsed an elected school board on the campaign trail, has announced that she will overhaul the seven-member board of education.

The announcement came last month, less than an hour after board President Frank Clark said he was stepping down. In the ensuing days, the other members resigned as well. Lightfoot later named Miguel del Valle, a former city clerk and mayoral challenger, as board president.

The to-be-named board members will serve on an interim basis, until an elected board can take over.

At the same time, Lightfoot has announced she will retain Janice Jackson as CEO of the school district.

Vol. 38, Issue 34, Page 4

Published in Print: June 5, 2019, as Chicago School Board Members Resign After Mayor Reveals Plan to Oust Them
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