- Jean-Claude Brizard, the departing CEO of Chicago Public Schools, will walk away from his job with $250,000, a year's health benefits and a letter of recommendation on Jan. 1.
- Brizard will continue to do work for Chicago through Dec. 31.
- He is leaving after 17 months on the job and will help his successor, Barbara Byrd-Bennett, transition into her new role.
From the article:
"... The school system also will pick up the tab for a year of health insurance for him and his family, and he'll have a glowing letter of recommendation for future prospective employers.
An unsigned draft of the letter praised Brizard for raising test scores and graduation rates while installing reforms that "will continue to serve as a road map for years to come," according to a copy attached to the severance agreement. ..."