Reconstitution schools

All principals retained or appointed to schools on probation have been given interim principal status, meaning they serve at the discretion of the chief executive officer. Here’s a rundown.

DuSable. Principal Charles Mingo was retained. Katherine Smith, a teacher in Citywide Schools and Regions, has been named associate principal at DuSable.

Englewood. Sam Williams, assistant principal at Calumet High, succeeds Tommye Brown, who is now director of alternative school operations at central office.

Accountability council revs up, reconstitution under way

The Reform Board reconstituted seven of the high schools, sparing Marshall High because it has a relatively new principal; none of the schools had more than 7 percent of its students reading at or above grade level, according to test scores. The board did not reconstitute the elementary schools, McCorkle and Terrell, choosing instead to remove only the principals. Under reconstitution, all staff members must reapply for their jobs.