CHICAGO, Ill. (WTVO) — All seven members of Chicago’s Board of Education will step down.

According to ABC7, Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the announcement Wednesday after her tour of various departments in City Hall. 

School Board President Frank Clark and six other members were appointed by former Mayor Rahm Emanuel. During her campaign, Mayor Lightfoot spoke in favor of an elected school board, but more recently said she does not support a recently passed bill for a 21-member board. 

A statement from the Mayor’s press team says, in part, “From day one, I have promised to deliver bold reforms to our public school system that will provide high-quality education for every child in every community.” 

The resignation will go into effect on June 21. 

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