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Hearings on the 2013 Hit List announced by CPS

On April 2, 2013, the Chicago Public Schools finally announced the schedule for the legally required hearings for all schools on the 2013 Hit List. The hearings are to begin this Saturday April 6. Each targeted school receives two community hearings at a local high school and one CPS Public hearing at 125 S. Clark. Anyone can testify at the hearings, and for years supporters of the schools on the hit list have attended and testified in support of the schools on the target.

CPS SCHOOL CLOSINGS – 2013 COMMUNITY HEARING SCHEDULE

Saturday April 6th

North: 4/6/13, 10:00am - 12:00pm: Belmont Cragin K-8 with Northwest Middle (Belmont Cragin preK program remains in current location); community hearing at Prosser HS, 2148 N. Long Ave.

South: 4/6/13, 10:00am - 12:00pm: Noble-Comer coshare with Revere ES, community hearing at Kenwood HS, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

4/6/13, 10:00am - 12:00pm: Montessori Charter of Englewood coshare with O’Toole, community hearing at Englewood HS Campus, 6201 S. Stewart Ave.

4/6/13, 10:00am - 12:00pm: Close Songhai into Curtis; community hearing at Harlan HS, 9652 S. Michigan Ave.

4/6/13, 12:30pm – 2:30pm: New KIPP coshare with Hope HS, community hearing at Englewood HS Campus, 6201 S. Stewart Ave.

4/6/13, 3-5pm: Close Yale into Harvard; community hearing at Englewood HS Campus, 6201 S. Stewart Ave.

4/6/13, 3-5pm: Kwame Nkrumah Charter with Gresham; community hearing at Harlan HS, 9652 S. Michigan Ave.

West:

4/6/13, 10:00am - 12:00pm; Close King into Jensen; community hearing at Young HS, 211 S. Laflin St.

4/6/13, 10:00am - 12:00pm: Close Armstrong and May into Leland @ May (new STEM program at Leland); community hearing at Austin HS Campus, 231 North Pine Ave.

4/6/13, 12:30pm – 2:30pm: Close Ericson into Sumner (new STEM program at Sumner); community hearing at Manley HS, 2935 W. Polk St.

4/6/13, 12:30pm – 2:30pm: Close Garfield Park into Faraday; community hearing at Young HS, 211 S. Laflin St.

4/6/13, 3-5pm: Richard T. Crane Medical Prep HS with Chicago Talent Development HS and Richard T. Crane Technical Prep HS; community hearing at Young HS, 211 S. Laflin St.

Monday, April 8th 2013

NORTH:

4/8/13, 5-7pm: Close Stewart into Brennemann; community hearing at Amundsen HS, 5110 N. Damen Ave.

4/8/13, 5-7pm: Close Peabody into Otis, community hearing at Clemente HS, 1147 N. Western Ave.

4/8/13, 5-7pm: Close Trumbull into Chappell, McPherson, and McCutcheon; community hearing at Amundsen HS, 5110 N. Damen Ave.

4/8/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Close Lafayette into Chopin, community hearing at Clemente HS, 1147 N. Western Ave.

4/8/13, 7:30pm – 9:30pm: Close Stockton into Courtenay @ Stockton; community hearing at Amundsen HS, 5110 N. Damen Ave.

SOUTH:

4/8/13, 5pm-7pm: Close Pershing West into Pershing East @ Pershing West; community hearing at Dunbar H.S., 3000 S. King Dr.

4/8/13, 5:30pm-7:30pm: Close Overton into Mollison (new IB program at Mollison); community hearing at Dunbar HS, 3000 S. King Dr.

4/8/13, 5-7pm: Close Canter into Harte and Ray; community hearing at Kenwood HS, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

4/8/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Close Ross into Dulles; community hearing at Kenwood HS, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

4/8/13, 5-7pm: Close M. Jackson into Fort Dearborn; community hearing at Harper HS, 6520 S. Wood St.

4/8/13, 5-7pm: Close Owens into Gompers (new STEM program at Gompers); ; community hearing at Harlan HS, 9652 S. Michigan Ave.

4/8/13, 7:30pm – 9:30pm: Close West Pullman into Haley (new Fine and Performing Arts program at Haley); community hearing at Harlan HS, 9652 S. Michigan Ave.

WEST:

4/8/13, 5-7pm: Close Bethune into Gregory; community hearing at Manley HS, 2935 W. Polk St.

4/8/13, 5-7pm: Close Ryerson into Ward @ Ryerson (new STEM program at Ward); community hearing at Raby HS, 3545 W. Fulton Blvd.

4/8/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm:Close Henson into C. Hughes; community hearing at Manley HS, 2935 W. Polk St.

4/8/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Dodge coshare with Morton, community hearing at Raby HS, 3545 W. Fulton Blvd.

Tuesday, April 9th 2013

NORTH:

4/9/13, 5-7pm - Close De Duprey and Von Humboldt into De Diego (new IB programme at De Diego); community hearing at Clemente HS, 1147 N. Western Ave.

SOUTH:

4/9/13, 5 -7pm: Close Parkman into Sherwood; community hearing at Dunbar HS, 3000 S. King Dr.

4/9/13, 5 -7pm: Close Mayo into Wells @ Mayo (new IB programme at Wells); community hearing at Kenwood HS, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

4/9/13, 5-7pm - Close Goodlow into Earle @ Goodlow (new STEM program at Earle); community hearing at Lindblom HS, 6130 S. Wolcott Ave.

4/9/13, 5-7pm: Close Woods into Bass; community hearing at Harper HS, 6520 S. Wood St.

4/9/13, 5-7pm: Close Kohn into Cullen, Lavizzo, and L. Hughes (new STEM program in L. Hughes); community hearing at Harlan HS, 9652 S. Michigan Ave.

4/9/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Phase out Attucks over 2 years, close into Beethoven Fall 2015; community hearing at Dunbar HS, 3000 S. King Dr.

4/9/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Close Sexton into Fiske @ Sexton (new IB programme at Fiske); community hearing at Kenwood HS, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

4/9/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Close Bontemps into Nicholson (new STEM program at Nicholson); community hearing at Harper HS, 6520 S. Wood St.

4/9/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Close Garvey into Mount Vernon; community hearing at Harlan HS, 9652 S. Michigan Ave.

WEST:

4/9/13, 5 – 7pm: Close Herbert into Dett @ Herbert; community hearing at Young HS, 211 S. Laflin St.

4/9/13, 5 -7pm: Close Calhoun into Cather, community hearing at Raby H S, 3545 W. Fulton Blvd.

4/9/13, 5pm-7pm:Close Pope into Johnson; community hearing at Manley HS, 2935 W. Polk St

4/9/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Close Paderewski into Cardenas and Castellanos; community hearing at Manley HS, 2935 W. Polk St

4/9/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Close Marconi into Tilton (new STEM program at Tilton); community hearing at Raby HS, 3545 W. Fulton Blvd.

Wednesday, April 10th 2013

NORTH:

4/10/13, 5-7pm: Close Peabody into Otis, community hearing at Clemente HS, 1147 N. Western Ave.

4/10/13, 5 - 7pm: Disney II expansion with Marshall Middle; community hearing at Schurz HS, 3601 N. Milwaukee Ave.

4/10/13, 5pm- 7pm: Close Manierre into Jenner (new IB program at Jenner); community hearing at Lincoln Park HS, 2001 N. Orchard St.

4/10/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Close Near North and Buckingham into Montefiore; community hearing at Lincoln Park HS, 2001 N. Orchard St.

4/10/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Close Lafayette into Chopin, community hearing at Clemente HS, 1147 N. Western Ave.

SOUTH:

4/10/13, 5- 7pm: Close Dumas into Wadsworth @ Dumas (new STEM program at Wadsworth); community hearing at Kenwood HS, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

4/10/13, 5-7pm: Close Banneker into Mays @ Banneker; community hearing at Harper HS, 6520 S. Wood St.

4/10/13, 5 - 7pm: New Noble HS coshare with Corliss HS, community hearing at Chicago Vocational Career Academy HS, 2100 E. 87th St.

4/10/13, 5 - 7pm: Close Lawrence into Burnham @ Lawrence; community hearing at Harlan HS, 9652 S. Michigan Ave.

4/10/13, 5-8pm: Close Williams ES and Williams MS into Drake @ Williams; co-locate with Urban Prep; community hearing at Dunbar HS, 3000 S. King Dr.

4/10/13, 5-8pm: Drake with Urban Prep Academy for Young Men – Bronzeville; community hearing at Dunbar HS, 3000 S. King Dr.

4/10/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Close Fermi into South Shore Fine Arts, community hearing at Kenwood HS, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

4/10/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Close Altgeld into Wentworth @ Altgeld (new STEM program at Altgeld); community hearing at Harper HS, 6520 S. Wood St.

4/10/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm - New Noble HS coshare with Bowen HS; community hearing at Chicago Vocational Career Academy HS, 2100 E. 87th St.

WEST:

4/10/13, 5- 7pm: Close Emmet into Ellington and DePriest (new STEM programs at Ellington and DePriest); community hearing at Austin HS Campus, 231 North Pine Ave.

4/10/13, 5- 7pm: Close Key into Ellington (new STEM program at Ellington); community hearing at Austin HS Campus, 231 North Pine Ave.

4/10/13, 5- 7pm: Close Goldblatt into Hefferan (new STEM program at Hefferan); community hearing at Raby HS, 3545 W. Fulton Blvd.

4/10/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Close Delano into Melody @ Delano; community hearing at Raby HS, 3545 W. Fulton Blvd.

Thursday, April 11th 2013

NORTH:

4/11/13, 5-7pm: Close Stewart into Brennemann; community hearing at Amundsen HS, 5110 N. Damen Ave.

4/11/13, 5pm - 7pm: Belmont Cragin K-8 with Northwest Middle (Belmont Cragin preK program remains in current location); community hearing at Prosser HS, 2148 N. Long Ave.

4/11/13, 7:30pm – 9:30pm: Close Stockton into Courtenay @ Stockton; community hearing at Amundsen HS, 5110 N. Damen Ave.

SOUTH:

4/11/13, 5 –7pm : Close Canter into Harte and Ray; community hearing at Kenwood High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

4/11/13, 5- 7pm: Noble-Comer coshare with Revere ES, community hearing at Kenwood High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

4/11/13, 5-7pm: Close Owens into Gompers (new STEM program at Gompers); ; community hearing at Harlan HS, 9652 S. Michigan Ave.

4/11/13, 7:30pm – 9:30pm: Close Goodlow into Earle @ Goodlow (new STEM program at Earle); community hearing at Lindblom HS, 6130 S. Wolcott Ave.

WEST:

4/11/13, 5 – 7pm: Close King into Jensen; community hearing at Young HS, 211 S. Laflin St.

4/11/13, 5 – 7pm: Close Herbert into Dett @ Herbert; community hearing at Young HS, 211 S. Laflin St.

4/11/13, 5-7pm: Close Bethune into Gregory; community hearing at Manley HS, 2935 W. Polk St

4/11/13, 5pm - 7pm: Close Armstrong and May into Leland @ May (new STEM program at Leland); community hearing at Austin HS Campus, 231 North Pine Ave.

4/11/13, 7:30pm – 9:30pm: Close Garfield Park into Faraday; community hearing at Young HS, 211 S. Laflin St.

4/11/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm:Close Henson into C. Hughes; community hearing at Manley HS, 2935 W. Polk St.

Friday, April 12th 2013

NORTH:

4/12/13, 5pm-7pm: Close Trumbull into Chappell, McPherson, and McCutcheon; community hearing at Amundsen HS, 5110 N. Damen Ave.

SOUTH:

4/12/13, 5pm-7pm: Close Pershing West into Pershing East @ Pershing West; community hearing at Dunbar H.S., 3000 S. King Dr.

4/12/13, 5-7pm: Close M. Jackson into Fort Dearborn; community hearing at Harper HS, 6520 S. Wood St.

4/12/13, 5pm-7pm: Close Songhai into Curtis; community hearing at Harlan HS, 9652 S. Michigan Ave.

4/12/13, 5:30pm-7:30pm: Close Overton into Mollison (new IB program at Mollison); community hearing at Dunbar HS, 3000 S. King Dr.

WEST:

4/12/13, 5pm-7pm: Close Ryerson into Ward @ Ryerson (new STEM program at Ward); community hearing at Raby HS, 3545 W. Fulton Blvd.

4/12/13, 7:30pm – 9:30pm: Close Ericson into Sumner (new STEM program at Sumner); community hearing at Manley HS, 2935 W. Polk St.

4/12/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Dodge coshare with Morton, community hearing at Raby HS, 3545 W. Fulton Blvd.

Saturday, April 13th 2013

NORTH:

4/13/13, 10am – 12pm: Close De Duprey and Von Humboldt into De Diego (new IB program at De Diego); community hearing at Clemente H.S., 1147 N. Western Ave.

SOUTH:

4/13/13, 10am – 12pm: Close Mayo into Wells @ Mayo (new IB programme at Wells); community hearing at Kenwood HS, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

4/13/13, 10am – 12pm: Close Yale into Harvard; community hearing at Englewood HS Campus, 6201 S. Stewart Ave.

4/13/13, 10am – 12pm: Close Woods into Bass; community hearing at Harper HS, 6520 S. Wood St.

4/13/13, 10am – 12pm: Close Kohn into Cullen, Lavizzo, and L. Hughes (new STEM program in L. Hughes); community hearing at Harlan HS, 9652 S. Michigan Ave.

4/13/13, 12:30pm - 2:30pm - Phase out Attucks over 2 years, close into Beethoven Fall 2015; community hearing at Dunbar HS, 3000 S. King Dr.

4/13/13, 12:30pm - 2:30pm: Close Parkman into Sherwood; community hearing at Dunbar High School, 3000 S. King Dr.

4/13/13, 12:30pm - 2:30pm - Close Sexton into Fiske @ Sexton (new IB programme at Fiske); community hearing at Kenwood HS, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

4/13/13, 12:30pm - 2:30pm: Montessori Charter of Englewood coshare with O’Toole, community hearing at Englewood HS Campus, 6201 S. Stewart Ave.

4/13/13, 12:30pm - 2:30pm: Close Bontemps into Nicholson (new STEM program at Nicholson); community hearing at Harper HS, 6520 S. Wood St.

4/13/13, 12:30pm - 2:30pm: Close Garvey into Mount Vernon; community hearing at Harlan HS, 9652 S. Michigan Ave.

4/13/13, 3-5pm: New KIPP coshare with Hope HS, community hearing at Englewood HS Campus, 6201 S. Stewart Ave.

4/13/13, 3-5pm: Kwame Nkrumah Charter with Gresham; community hearing at Harlan HS, 9652 S. Michigan Ave.

WEST:

4/13/13, 10am – 12pm: Close Calhoun into Cather, community hearing at Raby HS, 3545 W. Fulton Blvd.

4/13/13, 10am – 12pm: Close Pope into Johnson; community hearing at Manley HS, 2935 W. Polk St

4/13/13, 10am – 12pm: Richard T. Crane Medical Prep HS with Chicago Talent Development HS and Richard T. Crane Technical Prep HS; community hearing at Young HS, 211 S. Laflin St.

4/13/13, 12:30pm - 2:30pm - Close Marconi into Tilton (new STEM program at Tilton); community hearing at Raby HS, 3545 W. Fulton Blvd.

4/13/13, 12:30pm - 2:30pm: Close Paderewski into Cardenas and Castellanos; community hearing at Manley HS, 2935 W. Polk St

Monday, April 15th 2013

NORTH:

4/15/13, 5pm - 7pm: Disney II expansion with Marshall Middle; community hearing at Schurz HS, 3601 N. Milwaukee Ave.

SOUTH: 4/15/13, 5pm - 7pm: Close Lawrence into Burnham @ Lawrence; community hearing at Harlan HS, 9652 S. Michigan Ave.

Tuesday, April 16th 2013

NORTH:

4/16/13, 5pm- 7pm: Close Manierre into Jenner (new IB programme at Jenner); community hearing at Lincoln Park HS, 2001 N. Orchard St.

SOUTH:

4/16/13, 5-8pm: Close Williams ES and Williams MS into Drake @ Williams; co-locate with Urban Prep; community hearing at Dunbar HS, 3000 S. King Dr.

4/16/13, 5-8pm: Drake with Urban Prep Academy for Young Men – Bronzeville; community hearing at Dunbar HS, 3000 S. King Dr.

4/16/13, 5pm- 7pm: Close Dumas into Wadsworth @ Dumas (new STEM program at Wadsworth); community hearing at Kenwood HS, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

4/16/13, 5pm - 7pm: New Noble HS coshare with Corliss HS; community hearing at Chicago Vocational Career Academy HS, 2100 E. 87th St.

4/16/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Close Fermi into South Shore Fine Arts; community hearing at Kenwood HS, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

4/16/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Close Altgeld into Wentworth @ Altgeld (new STEM program at Altgeld); community hearing at Harper HS, 6520 S. Wood St.

4/16/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm: New Noble HS coshare with Bowen HS; community hearing at Chicago Vocational Career Academy HS, 2100 E. 87th St.

WEST:

4/16/13, 5pm - 7pm: Close Goldblatt into Hefferan (new STEM program at Hefferan); community hearing at Raby HS, 3545 W. Fulton Blvd.

4/16/13, 5pm- 7pm: Close Emmet into Ellington and DePriest (new STEM programs at Ellington and DePriest); community hearing at Austin HS Campus, 231 North Pine Ave.

4/16/13, 5pm - 7pm: Close Key into Ellington (new STEM program at Ellington); community hearing at Austin HS Campus, 231 North Pine Ave.

4/16/13, 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Close Delano into Melody @ Delano; community hearing at Raby HS, 3545 W. Fulton Blvd.

Friday, April 19th 2013

SOUTH: 4/18/13, 5-7pm: Close Banneker into Mays @ Banneker; community hearing at Harper HS, 6520 S. Wood St.

*THIS LIST DOES NOT INCLUDE CPS PUBLIC HEARINGS TO TAKE PLACE AT 125 S. CLARK BETWEEN 4/16 – 5/2/13



Comments:

April 4, 2013 at 2:22 AM

By: Danny van Over

What can we do to show support?

Thanks for publishing the list of hearings. CPS certainly didn't make it easy to find (or filter through) the list on their website.

I'd like to attend some of the meetings on the north side, but (1) am not familiar with elementary schools in general; (2) am totally ignorant about any of the schools slated for closing and their communities. Thus I'm not at all interested in speaking at any hearings.

Any suggestions on how teachers like me might show support for my colleagues and the children of this city?

April 4, 2013 at 2:54 AM

By: George N. Schmidt

Support, How To? Speak. Report. Organize!

When the hearings begin Saturday, April 6, 2013, across Chicago (but concentrated on the West Side and the South Side), CPS officials will try to drown out the voices of the people by shortening the hearings, cutting off the speakers from the schools, and conducting the same kind of sham "hearings" they have been doing for ten years. The "hearing" officially is convened to bring evidence before a "hearing officer." The "hearing officer" is there to decide not whether what CPS is doing is right, or even sane -- but whether CPS is within the confines of Illinois law on these matters

CPS officials will then appear before the hearing officer and read from carefully prepared scripts before anyone else is allowed to say a word. They will be stalling as long as possible because most of the hearings will be cut off after less than two hours. (Check the scheduling; it's built in so that most parents, teachers, students and community leaders will be told that "Time is up!" and they should submit their comments in writing).

The only place where the facts of each of these innumerable hearings can be published daily will be here at Substance. So everyone who wants to be "deuputized" as a reporter can simply send us their notes and photographs (JPEG attached to email) to Csubstance@aol.com.

As many people are noting, CPS has deliberately scheduled each "hearing" for two hours or less. They will follow the same script they have followed at every hearing. CPS officials will drone on for an hour or more. Then there will be a speech by the hearing officer.

Then the "public" will be allowed to "speak" -- and then cut off before most of the teachers, students, community leaders and supporters have spoken.

Not one member of the Board of Education will be there, but there will be a dozen or so people wearing suits sitting up front, defrauding the parents and students into believing they are speaking to the "Board."

I covered these hearings for years, and always photographed the "Board" people sitting there, nodding out or trying to look interested. From Arne Duncan's

assassination of Williams, Dodge and Terrell in 2002 to Ron Huberman's vicious attacks on Carpenter, Andersen and others a couple of years ago, these stories would never have been recalled had we not had reporters to cover the stories, photograph the hearings, and report the results at Substance.

The Board members refused to even read the transcripts of the pleas of their victims, relying at the Board meetings when the votes were taken on the "Hearing Officer Report."

The whole thing would be appropriate in a Dickens novel, or as a part of something added to Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Anyone can be a reporter, and the best I can offer from day to day will be my hard work, despite some physical setbacks between midnight and dawn every day that these shams are being carried out.

We have done some good work so far, as far back as the "Commission." But the next month will be the most challenging. The people will speak, thousands of them, eloquently in the poetry of democracy. But unless we record it, the loss to the "record" will be tragic.

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