ROGERS PARK — A teacher and an assistant principal at Jordan Community School in Rogers Park have resigned and a Chicago Public Schools spokesman said the district was investigating.
Details about what led to the resignations haven't been officially released but the matter was at the center of discussion Wednesday at Jordan's Local School Council meeting.
Parents have been assured students were never "in harm's way," but the school district has been mum about what exactly happened, said Local School Council chairwoman Ann Douglas.
"We don't know specifics," she said. "Students who were directly in contact with the two faculty members, their parents were brought in to discuss [it]."
Chicago Public Schools spokesman David Miranda confirmed the resignations and the investigation but said he couldn't comment further.
Douglas described the situation as "just hard, and it's unfortunate."
"As you can see, we're still kind of dealing with building morale and school culture again," Douglas said.
She said her daughter and the other students were "thriving" with a substitute teacher.
"It was hard for them at first," she said, "but they are doing much better."
Principal Syed Ahmed said he was interviewing candidates to fill the now-empty positions.
LSC parent representative Aisha Jakes said she hadn't heard details either.
"I don't know anything because it was all so very confidential," she said. "The only thing we were assured of was that the students were safe."
Jordan Community School's next Local School Council meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at the school, 7414 N. Wolcott Ave.