Two Federal Investigations?
- Embattled Chicago schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett worked for a second contractor under investigation in a federal probe that’s rocked the Chicago Public Schools, records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show.
Byrd-Bennett — now on leave as a result of the federal probe — came to CPS after working for SUPES Academy, a Wilmette company that got a $20.5 million, no-bid contract to train Chicago school principals in 2013, shortly after Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed her to head the city school system.
But Byrd-Bennett also worked as a consultant for Synesi Associates, the Sun-Times has learned.
Like SUPES, Synesi has done business with CPS. Federal investigators have subpoenaed district records relating to Synesi and SUPES.
We certainly wish this had come out a few weeks earlier...like before the election.