"You're Fired," Huberman Tells Two Principals

Here's the release from Friday - sorry to be so late:

"Huberman said he was taking the actions to improve the management,

leadership and educational programs being offering at Oglesby Elementary and Julian High

Schools. Administration officials are taking

advantage of the Chicago Public Schools spring break period to transition new

leadership, which will make the process less disruptive for students and school

staff members.

"Clifton Hunt, principal of Oglesby, 7646 S. Green, and

Darreyl Young-Gibson, principal of Julian, 10330 S.

Elizabeth, both were removed from their positions effective

immediately.

"Huberman stressed that when a school has been identified as falling

short in meeting the mission of educating students and maintaining a safe

learning environment, and school leaders fail to take the actions needed to

make changes or improvements, corrective action will be taken.

"In addition to safety and security concerns, action was

taken because school management, instructional leadership, and special

education needs were also falling short of meeting educational

goals."

Here's the WBBM story on it, which says that Careda Taylor has been placed at Julian and Rebecca Watson will be at Oglesby. Ditto for this Tribune story. Anything more you know or think about this, let us know. I don't recall removals being publicized like this before. Is Hunt a contract principal?

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