Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Chicago Public School system removes 2 principals amid investigation into how sexual abuse allegations handled

The Chicago Tribune reports:
Principals at two prominent Chicago high schools were removed from their duties Monday, pending what officials described as ongoing investigations into how the administrators handled sexual abuse allegations.

Sheldon House, the principal of Simeon Career Academy, was removed amid a newly disclosed allegation of sexual abuse lodged against an unnamed school volunteer. District officials said that allegation was discovered during an audit of “systemic issues” in the school’s background check process.

Goode STEM Academy Principal Armando Rodriguez was reassigned from his post after a teacher at the building was removed from duty earlier this month following an allegation of sexual abuse of a student.

“As a result of district-led investigations into allegations of sexual abuse, two CPS principals were removed from their positions today due to initial findings that suggest they did not effectively safeguard their students,” Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson said in a statement.

“Investigations into both cases remain ongoing, and we will keep the school communities updated as this process moves forward,” she said.
Government schools =rape culture in Chicago....