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Workers Barred by Chicago District Hired by Charters, Other Schools

By The Associated Press — October 31, 2017 1 min read

Teachers and other staff members barred from being hired by the Chicago district have landed jobs in the city’s privately managed charter and contract schools.

Inspector General Nicholas Schuler said in a report published last week that 163 former district employees banned from working for the school system were hired by 33 charter or contract school operators as of last December. The number includes three employees who’d been given a permanent no-hire designation following reports of sexual abuse of students.

Schuler said the charter and contract schools didn’t know they had been hiring banned employees because no system exists to inform them. He said district officials are drafting a plan for prospective employers to check candidates and employees against Chicago’s no-hire list.

A version of this article appeared in the November 01, 2017 edition of Education Week as Workers Barred by Chicago District Hired by Charters, Other Schools

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