CPS Capital Hearings in May

The Chicago Board of Education announced on May 2 that its capital hearings will begin May 7.

“The Chicago Public Schools will be hosting a series of public hearings throughout the month of May on its capital-improvement program,” a CPS press release stated. “The hearings will be held throughout the city. They give students, staff and community residents an opportunity to provide input on the planning process for the 2009 Capital Improvement Program, which details what school construction, upgrades and maintenance will be scheduled. The hearings will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.”

The schedule is as follows:

— Wednesday, May 7-Walter Payton College Prep, 1034 N. Wells St.

— Thursday, May 8-Bell Elementary School, 3730 N. Oakley Ave.

— Wednesday, May 14-Jackson Language Academy, 1340 W. Harrison St.

— Thursday, May 15-Pershing West Middle School, 3200 S. Calumet Ave.

— Wednesday, May 21-Lindblom Math/Science Academy, 6130 S. Wolcott St.

— Thursday, May 22-Morgan Park High School, 1744 West Pryor


“Registration for each of the hearings will run from 4 to 5 p.m.,” CPS announced. “Each hearing will be open to questions and comments pertaining to the capital needs of any Chicago public school. Public hearing sites are accessible to people with disabilities, and sign language interpreters will be present. If residents need more information on the hearing, they can call CPS Department of Operations at 773.553.2905, TTY 773.553.2699.” 

This article originally appeared in the May 2008 print edition of Substance.


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