CPS recommends 13 additional workers be fired for failing background re-check

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Public Schools is recommending 13 workers be fired for failing the background re-check process.

Three teachers and two teachers' aides are among those who may lose their jobs, pending a disciplinary process.

Earlier this month, CPS CEO Janice Jackson announced that 266 CPS employees would not return to work due to the district's requirement that all employees submit to a new background check.

The re-checking of all school employees started over the summer in response to a sex abuse scandal uncovered by the Chicago Tribune.
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