Board approves Brizard as CPS CEO, salary revealed

June 16, 2011 12:48:55 PM PDT
The Chicago Board of Education has approved Jean-Claude Brizard as the new CEO of Chicago Public Schools.

It was also revealed Wednesday that his salary will be $250,000.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Brizard as his choice to run CPS in April. Emanuel called him ''an experienced educator and a proven manager.''

Brizard, 47, served as the superintendent of public schools in Rochester, New York, for three years and worked as at teacher and administrator in New York City public schools for 20 years.