Thursday, April 15, 2021

CapitolFax: Lightfoot’s proposal would elect just three school board members

 We see more about Mayor Lightfoot's hybrid proposal for the CPS school board which by 2028 will elect three to an 11 member board with ultimately 8 appointed by the mayor. However, the voters will elected two members to a 7 member board the remainder appointed by the mayor by 2026.

The comments in this CapFax is showing how this could go over and it's not very well. The legislation is sponsored by state senate majority leader Kimberly Lightford who unfortunately has tested positive for the coronavirus. I do wish her well at this time.

Beyond that your thoughts. You like the idea of a hybrid school board? Do you like the mayor's proposal? Do you think there needs to be an elected school board in Chicago?


  1. I say no to the questions, because I'm not sure those new school boards would accomplish much. ��

    1. You might not be very wrong about that. Though I would be curious about the push for an elected school board. What would be the reasoning for an elected board of education.

  2. I wish Ms. Lightford good health. ��(*_*)


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