- Chicago's school board is expected to decide today if it will grant a waiver allowing its new chief administrative officer to live outside the city.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has endorsed the two-year waiver so that Tim Cawley, the third-ranking CPS executive, can continue to live in Winnetka.
CPS grants waivers for teachers in high-need areas like special education and math, but this would be a first for an administrator, district officials said. And the waiver would come at a time when the district has been vigorously enforcing the residency rule.
And this is going to provoke a strike shortly:
More than 1,000 angry teachers encircled the Chicago Board of Education Wednesday, chanting “Rahm Emanuel has got to go,” just before Emanuel’s hand-picked school board members voted to approve raises for top executives a week after they rejected raises for teachers.
The throng — as many as five deep — wound around the entire block, stopping morning traffic and urging drivers with their signs to “honk if you support teachers.” As a result, blaring car horns often accompanied chanting protesters.
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