CPS schedules hearings on school 'turnaround,' closings and other 2012 Hit List actions... Protests begin with vigil December 13 at 6 p.m. and continue on December 14 at Board of Education meeting

In accordance with the Facilities Law, CPS has scheduled hearings in January and February on the schools that are on the 2012 Hit List to be subjected to turnaround or closed in other ways. The ten schools facing turnaround are those that are generating the most interest from the public, the CTU, and activists.

The Chicago Teachers Union and a coalition of community groups plans protests for this week before and during the monthly meeting of the Chicago Board of Education. An "All-City/All-Union Vigil" at the Board of Ed for those affected by School Closings will begin on Tuesday December 13, 2011 at 125 S Clark, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Some members of the group plan to continue the vigil throughout the night and line up to sign-in to speak at the Board of Education at 4:00 a.m. the following morning. The Board meets Wednesday December 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sign in for speakers is from 8:00 to 9:00.

The hearings are:

Central Area

School Closures

1) Nash Elem. -Erie/Cicero (Central)

Fri. Jan. 6th @ Austin HS, 6-8pm

Fri. Jan. 20th @ Austin HS, 6-8pm

Tues. Jan. 25th @125 S Clark, 8-10pm 2) Best Practice HS- Adams/Damen (Central)

Fri. Jan. 6th @ Creiger/Noble St., 6-8pm

Fri. Jan. 20th @ Creiger/noble St., 6-8pm

Tues. Jan. 25th @125 S Clark, 5:30-7:30pm Turnarounds

3) Casals Elem.- Division/Homan (central)

Mon. Jan. 30th, @125 S. Clark, 5:30-7:30pm

4) Piccolo Elem. Specialty School- Thomas/ Kildare (central)

Mon. Jan 30th @125 S Clark, 8-10pm


School Closures

1) Crane HS - I-290/ Western (southwest)

Fri. Jan. 6th @ Malcolm X College., 6-9pm

Fri. Jan. 20th @ Malcolm X College, 6-9pm

Tues. Jan. 24th @125 S Clark, 5:30-8:30pm

2) Lathrop Elem. - 15th/ Christiana (southwest)

Fri. Jan. 6th @ Collins HS, 6-8pm

Fri. Jan. 20th @ Collins HS, 6-8pm

Fri. Jan. 27th @125 s Clark, 8-10pm


3) Herzl Elem. - Douglas/ Lawndale (southwest)

Tues. Jan. 31st @125 S Clark, 5:30-7:30pm


School Closures

1) Doolittle East Elem.- 35th/ King (south)

Fri. Jan. 6th @ Dunbar HS, 6-8pm

Fri. Jan. 20th @ Dunbar HS, 6-8pm

Thurs. Jan 26th @125 S Clark, 5:30-7:30pm

2) Dyett HS - 51st / King (south)

Fri. Jan. 6th @ Hayes Center, 6-8pm

Fri. Jan. 20th @ Hayes Center, 6-8pm

Friday Jan. 27th !125 S Clark, 5:30-7:30pm

3) Price Elem. - 43rd / Drexel (south)

Fri. Jan. 6th @ King HS, 6-8pm

Fri. Jan. 20th @ King HS, 6-8pm

Mon. Jan 23rd @125 S Clark, 5:30-7:30pm


4) Fuller Elem. - 42nd/ Vincennes (south)

Wed. Feb 1st @ 125 S Clark, 5:30-7:30pm

5) Tilden HS - 47th / Union (south)

Fri. Feb. 3rd @125 S Clark, 8-10pm

6) Woodson South Elem. - 44th/ Evans (south)

Wed. Feb. 1st @125 S Clark, 5:30-7:30pm

Far South (below 60th street)

School Closures

1) Reed Elem. - 63rd / Stewart (far south)

Fri. Jan. 6th @ Antioch Baptist, 6-8pm

Fri. Jan. 20th @ Antioch Baptist, 6-8pm

Mon. Jan. 23rd @125 S Clark, 8-10pm

2) Guggenheim Elem.- 71st/ Morgan (far south)

Fri. Jan. 6th @ Shiloh Baptist, 6-8pm

Fri. Jan. 20th @ Shiloh Baptist, 6-8pm

Thurs. Jan. 26th @125 S Clark, 8-10pm


3) Stagg Elem. - 74th / Morgan (far south)

Tues. Jan. 31st @125 S Clark, 8-10pm

4) CVCA HS - 87th/ Skyway (far south)

Fri. Feb. 3rd, @125 S Clark, 5:30-7:30pm

5) W. Smith Elem. - 103rd/ Cottage Grove (far south)

Wed. Feb 2nd @125 S Clark, 8-10pm

6) Marquette Elem - 65th/ Sacramento (far south)

Thurs. Feb. 2nd @125 S Clark, 5:30-7:30pm


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