Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Appoints New School Board Members

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Lori Lightfoot speaks after being sworn in as Chicago’s 56th mayor by Judge Susan E. Cox during an inauguration ceremony at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois, May 20, 2019 (REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski).

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the new members of the Chicago Board of Education on June 3. The school board, which will be in place until an elected board is chosen, plans to be more transparent about its actions.

“The strength of our schools lies in their diversity, which is why we’ve announced a new board with strong representation to reflect the diverse voices of the students, families, teachers and staff of who they serve,” Lightfoot said in a statement.

The mayor, who was sworn into office in May, chose mayoral challenger and former City Clerk Miguel del Valle as the school board president. Del Valle told reporters he wanted to strengthen neighborhood schools, expand vocational and early childhood…

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