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Senn Principal Susan Lofton Resigns Amid CPS Investigation


Photo: Senn High Alumni FB Page

A Chicago Public Schools spokesperson as well as Alderman Harry Osterman have confirmed that Senn High School Principal Susan Lofton has in fact resigned from her position.

The resignation comes after Lofton, who has been credited with turning the school’s reputation around over the last several years, was removed as principal. Last Friday, the CPS Inspector General released findings of an investigation into possible inappropriate conduct by Lofton. Later that day, Lofton was let go on paid leave pending a review by CPS’ interim CEO Jesse Ruiz.

A Sun-Times article released earlier this week explained sources told them that Lofton purposely lowered admission grades of certain students trying to enter into Senn’s special Magnet Fine and Performing Arts Program in order to weed them out.

A annual report by the CPS Inspector General is not expected until year’s end, and even then that report may not give complete details on the matter. Lofton was very much admired at the school for her efforts over the years to bring Senn to its current respected status within CPS.

Carter Carey, the assistant principal at Senn High School, will act as administrator in charge until an interim principal can be found.

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