Chicago closing hearings begin Friday, January 6, and continue from now until February

Hearings regarding the proposals from the Brizard administration that nine schools be subjected to various kinds of closings (from "co-location" to closure) and ten schools to "turnaround" begin in Chicago on Friday January 7 and continue into February. Protests are being planned for the January and February meetings of the Chicago Board of Education. The Board has taken two steps to reduce the amount of opposition to the proposed actions.

First, all of the "closing" hearings are scheduled in the communities for the same times and dates.

Second, even though the "turnarounds" are major facilities decisions, the Board has utilized a loophole in the facilities law to avoid holding hearings in the community on the "turnarounds." The only hearings for the schools slated for "turnaround" will be at 125 S. Clark St. (see below), not in the communities.


Nash Elem. -Erie/Cicero

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

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

Tues. Jan. 25th @125 S Clark, 8-10pm

Best Practice HS- Adams/Damen

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

TURNAROUND. Casals Elem.- Division/Homan

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

Doolittle East Elem.- 35th/ King

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

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

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

TURNAROUND: CVCA HS - 87th/ Skyway

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

Crane HS – I-290/ Western

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

Dyett HS – 51st / King

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

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

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

TURNAROUND: Fuller Elem. – 42nd/ Vincennes

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

Guggenheim Elem.- 71st/ Morgan

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

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

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

TURNAROUND: Herzl Elem. – Douglas/ Lawndale

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

Lathrop Elem. – 15th/ Christiana

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

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

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

TURNAROUND: Marquette Elem – 65th/ Sacramento

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

TURNAROUND: Piccolo Elem. – Thomas/ Kildare

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

Price Elem. – 43rd / Drexel

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

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

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

Reed Elem. – 63rd / Stewart

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

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

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

TURNAROUND: W. Smith Elem. – 103rd/ Cottage Grove

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

TURNAROUND: Stagg Elem. – 74th / Morgan

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

TURNAROUND: Tilden HS – 47th / Union

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

TURNAROUND: Woodson South Elem. – 44th/ Evans

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


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