Chicago schools probing enrollment practices

July 22, 2009 9:34:05 AM PDT
Officials with Chicago Public Schools say they're asking for an investigation into enrollment practices at the district's top high schools. CEO Ron Huberman on Wednesday said his office has learned selective-enrollment policies may have been violated.

Students must compete to get into the district's nine selective-enrollment high schools.

In a news release, Huberman says he's asked the inspector general's office to investigate. He also says an auditing firm will review the process.

Huberman didn't elaborate, and a district spokeswoman didn't immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press.

Messages left with the Chicago Teachers Union and the office that handles enrollment also weren't immediately returned.