March 17, 2012

Statement from Mayor Emanuel Regarding CPS Director of Nutrition Support Services

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

I urge the Board of Education to comply with the recommendation of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Jean-Claude Brizard to immediately terminate the employment of the CPS Director of Nutrition Support Services.

Further, I want to express my deep personal disappointment with her actions. Public servants must uphold the public trust, and there is no trust more important than providing our children with an education that matches up to their potential.

It is Chicago’s children--the very people we are charged to protect--who get hurt when someone in the public service abuses their position for private benefit.

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