By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Public Schools is the target of a federal investigation, officials acknowledged on Wednesday.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: State Reports Lowest Average Infection Rate In Two Weeks, But Hospitalizations Still Rising
The specific nature of the investigation is not known, but CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov has learned that CPS CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett is a focus of the probe.
Federal authorities have requested interviews with several workers, Chicago School Board President David Vitale confirmed.
“Yesterday the Board of Education was made aware that federal authorities are investigating a matter at CPS and have requested interviews with several employees,” Vitale said in a statement.READ MORE: University Of Chicago Resumes In Person Classes After COVID Outbreak
“We take any allegation of misconduct seriously, and we are fully cooperating with investigators who requested that we not discuss any specifics regarding the ongoing investigation.”