CHICAGO (TOC) — An administrator at City Prep Academy has resigned after an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct with a scholar.
The constitution faculty, broadly praised for its success with younger Black males, are not beneath the management of its nationally acknowledged president.
In a letter despatched dwelling to oldsters Friday, a Chicago Public Colleges official wrote that the district’s Inspector Basic had opened an investigation into an unnamed administrator at City Prep within the spring of 2021 for allegations of inappropriate conduct with a scholar.
The letter says partially that in June of this 12 months, “the Inspector Basic substantiated misconduct allegations towards the administrator. Primarily based on interviews and documentation, the IG’s workplace concluded that the administrator engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old UPA scholar and engaged in different misconduct involving the sufferer. Our CPS management instantly demanded that UPA dismiss the administrator following that closing willpower.”
Media outlet WBEZ beforehand reported that the unnamed administrator was City Prep Academy founder, CEO and president Tim King.
The letter to oldsters mentioned the administrator had appealed his dismissal, which CPS then denied, resulting in his resignation from the constitution faculty final week.
In a press release to ABC7, King wrote, “I’ll do every thing doable to battle these false accusations, which had been dismissed by the Illinois Division of Kids and Household Providers. I’ve spent 30 years as an educator targeted on serving to younger Black males go to varsity. A method or one other, that work will proceed.”
As soon as named “Hero of the Yr” by Individuals journal, King was broadly credited for serving to the complete all Black male scholar physique get accepted to schools. Now he is vowing to clear his identify, weeks earlier than a brand new faculty 12 months begins.
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