Claypool to be at City Club Tuesday...

The Chief Executive Officer of Chicago's public schools will be speaking at the City Club of Chicago in one week. The City Club distributed the announcement on November 10, 2015. Claypool is currently trying to lead a movement into Springfield in order to continue pursue his project of getting the supposed $480 million CPS supposedly needs to balance its budget.

The City Club announcement:

Forrest Claypool, CEO, Chicago Public Schools

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

11:30 a.m. reception

12:00 p.m. luncheon

Maggiano's Banquets

111 W. Grand Avenue

Chicago, IL

Speaker Bio

Forrest Claypool was appointed CEO of Chicago Public Schools in July 2015.

Before joining CPS, Mr. Claypool served briefly as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief of staff, and previously served two stints as Chief of Staff to Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Prior to joining Mayor Emanuels leadership team at City Hall, Mr. Claypool served as President of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) from 2011-2015, where he closed a $308 million budget gap, negotiated a historic new labor agreement, and launched the most ambitious infrastructure modernization campaign in CTA history, all while improving bus and rail service throughout Chicago.

Mr. Claypool served as Superintendent of the Chicago Park District in the 1990s, eliminating serious budget deficits while rehabbing long neglected facilities and making unprecedented investments in neighborhood parks.

He was twice elected to the Cook County Board of Commissioners, where he helped expand public-private partnerships for health care for low-income citizens and passed anti-corruption legislation.

Mr. Claypool is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the law review.


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