Statement on the Passing of Reverend Dr. Lewis Flowers 


December 11, 2012


“I am very saddened at the passing of Reverend Dr. Flowers and extend my deepest condolences to his family and the Austin community. I have only known Reverend Flowers for a short time, but know he has left a lasting impression on our District as an advocate for Chicago’s children and our schools. His loss will be felt throughout our entire school community and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.”


Barbara Byrd-Bennett

Chief Executive Officer

Chicago Public Schools


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