Each of the city’s 564 local school councils has six parents and two community members, who are elected by parents and community members; and two teachers, who are nominated by fellow teachers and, in effect, ratified by the School Board. High school councils have one student member. Principals also serve on the councils. Elections at elementary schools will be held April 5; at high schools, April 6.
“In the summer of 1996—the first year of 3rd-grade summer school—[we] discovered that some of the children were non-readers,” says Blondean Davis, who oversees summer school programs for CPS. “That’s horrendous.”
INTERIM PRINCIPALS: The following assistant principals have been named interim principals: Mary E. Harris, Pullman; Shirley Miggins, McDade; Vivian Edwards, Schneider; Gloria Roth, Pilsen; Bernadette Butler, Agassiz; Haydee Alvarez, Greeley. Rebecca McDaniels, former assistant principal at Hinton elementary, has been named principal at Suder. Miguel Velasquez, former assistant principal at Pritzker, has been named interim principal of Whitney.