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LSC Update

September 27, 2017

Oscar Mayer Community:

Welcome to our new Mayer families and welcome back to all our returning families. I hope that everyone has settled into their new school year routine by now. Here is the latest update on your Local School Council’s (LSC) Principal selection process:

CPS posted the vacancy for Mayer’s Contract Principal in mid-August. Per CPS rules, the posting must remain open for 10 business days. We renewed this posting twice so the Principal advertisement ran for 30 consecutive days.
By the end of this week, members of our Principal Selection Advisory Committee will have completed a prescreening interview with every Candidate that submitted a resume from the CPS posting. Candidates will then either be invited back for an interview with additional Committee members or thanked for their interest in Mayer and released from the process. We expect the next round of interviews will take place sometime in October.
The search Committee continues to network and explore additional methods for attracting highly qualified candidates.
We are still seeking input from staff, parents, and community members who wish to contribute to our search. The online survey will remain open during our process. Here is a link to our survey:
I would be remiss if I did not take this opportunity to thank Danielle Drayton, our Interim Principal and a Candidate for Contract Principal, for her tireless work in opening our school year under challenging circumstances. Through her leadership and the efforts of the entire Mayer staff we are off to a great start this year.

Our next open LSC meeting is October 12 at 6pm at Mayer. In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any other members of the LSC at


Mark Sassower
Chairman, Mayer LSC