Brizard Speaks Out About Departure

Rochester City School Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard says he was effective in his job, but he was becoming a distraction.

Brizard spoke in Rochester Wednesday morning for the first time since he was announced as the new leader of the Chicago Public School system.

He says he feels some guilt for leaving, but that he has a good team in place to carry on the reforms needed in the district.

We've posted the audio from Brizard's opening remarks at the news briefing.