The never-ending saga that started in March 2020 and continued in the two years since has now entered new territory.
No, not the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m talking about former Chicago Public Schools principal Kurt Jones. You might remember he was leading Franklin Fine Arts Center in Old Town when he was investigated and eventually criminally charged
with hitting the school’s cafeteria manager in the head with a plastic water bottle.
The ex-principal had already sued CPS, accusing the district of breaching his contract, violating his due process rights and wrongfully terminating him. He resigned in June 2020
— though he says it was forced — after CPS presented him with investigative findings that he was at fault in several misconduct cases stemming from parent and worker complaints.
Until next week,
Nader Issa, Sun-Times education reporter
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