Jean-Claude Brizard, former Superintendent of Schools for the Rochester City School District, was named the new Chicago Public Schools CEO.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's pick to be the next Chicago School Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard still has a contract in Rochester, New York and needs approval to quit.
"Termination by mutual agreement" is the wording of his Rochester contract.
Monday night the Rochester school board met to determine their options, which may include charging the administrator a legal penalty for terminating early, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle newspaper.
(Some wonder if Chicago might pay that fine in order to win Brizard's contract release.)
Brizard recently extended his Rochester deal into a three-year contract worth $235,000 a year.
Rochester School Board member Melisza Campos told WXXI radio in Rochester that the "terms of Brizard's departure will be negotiated."
Brizard is expected to hold a news conference in Rochester on Wednesday morning.