Scammon’s former principal, Mary Weaver and Mayor Rahm.
A year ago, CPS was defending Scammon Elementary School Principal Mary Weaver against charges she had targeted and fired teachers for being pregnant.
From 2009 to at least 2012, Weaver took actions to oust eight teachers who became pregnant or returned to work after their pregnancies.
CPS lawyers, responding to a federal discrimination lawsuit said Weaver was just acting “consistent with business necessity.”
Weaver subjected pregnant teachers “to disparate treatment with regard to performance evaluation ratings” and other matters, and “there existed a regular, purposeful, and less-favorable treatment of teachers because of their sex (pregnancies),” according to the December 2014 lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago.
CPS was ordered to pay $280,000 in damages and back pay.
Yesterday, Weaver was removed from her position as the Principal at Scammon and was reassigned within CPS.
CPS refuses to say where Weaver is working or what she is doing.
Teachers at Scammon say there are still a number of unresolved disciplinary actions against teachers initiated by Weaver.
The CTU is actively engaged in defending Scammon teachers.
CTU President Karen Lewis commented to this blog, “If there was real justice in the world, Mary Weaver and not the taxpayers would foot the bill. How about merit pay incentive for principals? If you have no grievances filed against you, you get a bonus. If you incentivise positive climate change in your building instead of rewarding test scores, you’d be surprised at how they’ll soar.”