July 22, 2009
Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman announced today that an investigation into the District’s selective enrollment practices has been launched.
Based on information that has recently come to the attention of the CEO’s office, that existing policies may not haven been followed, Huberman has directed the Office of the Inspector General to launch an investigation into the District’s selective enrollment process.
Huberman has also directed an auditing firm be retained to review the current process and report whether additional controls are recommended.
“We are carefully reviewing the existing selective enrollment policies and guidelines, and we will be implementing additional controls in the near future.”
Huberman is expected to announce a new Data Integrity Unit later this week that will improve CPS’ controls of both electronic and paper files.
Chicago Public Schools serves approximately 407,000 students in 666 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district.