Chicago district to review complaints of "improper contact"

Feb. 11, 2009
Many students have lodged complaints, but termination of employees has been infrequent

New Chicago Schools CEO Ron Huberman has ordered a "thorough review'' of five years of student mistreatment allegations following revelations that only 68 employees have been forced to leave their jobs in that time despite hundreds of complaints of "improper contact." The action follows reports by CBS 2 in Chicago that since 2003, at least 818 students have charged they were "battered'' by a school district employee. In 568 of those cases, the TV station reported, CPS investigators verified the charges, but only 24 of those cases led to a termination. In addition, 39 others resigned and five more retired rather than face disciplinary charges.

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