CHICAGO (WLS) -- This past week, a new man officially took the helm of the Chicago Public Schools. But he's a familiar face.
Forrest Claypool most recently served as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief of staff. He also led the Chicago Transit Authority and the Chicago Park District.
Now, he's overseeing a school district dealing with a budget shortfall that tops a billion dollars, a huge pension debt and ongoing teacher contract negotiations.
When asked why he wanted this job, Claypool said: "Nothing's more important than schools and kids."
Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool was our guest on Newsviews this week.