An inspector general has found several Chicago Public Schools employees “stole or misappropriated” thousands of dollars in gift cards set aside as incentives for students and families.
A 75-page report alleges one elementary school principal spending over $20,000 in school funds for personal shopping. In another case a principal used school money to pay for a “teachers’ lunch club” complete with lobster and steaks.
Two employees resigned and two others were fired after investigations. The report doesn’t identify schools or employees by name. It covers investigations between July 2016 and last June.