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[ Closed School Sold for $1 ] Public Building Commission of Chicago sale of property at 9207 S Phillips Ave to Chicago Youth Centers for use as early childhood, after school, summer and community center

This is how gentrification works.

Buckingham ES public school closed May 23, 2013, with 100% special education students, 97% Black students, and 97% low-income students. The Chicago Public Schools closed the neighborhood special education school and sent all those grammar school students with disabilities to Montefiore Special ES 1310 S Ashland, 13 miles away, which takes at least 1.5 hours of travel in light traffic one way.

Buckingham ES public school closed May 23, 2013

Naturally, no working family can handle such change for one child in the family, so they probably moved to another neighborhood or out of the city altogether. Then bingo a private education company gets the closed Buckingham school building for $1 eight years later, a good deal for the privatizers and gentrifiers, a bad deal for Chicago taxpayers and for working families.

The City's acquisition of the Property from the Board for $1.00 is hereby approved 4/21/21

The City's sale of the Property to CYC for $1.00 is hereby approved 4/21/21

Sold to Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) for development as early childhood, after school, summer, and community programs center Committee on Housing and Real Estate Approved May 26, 2021

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Ordinance O2021-1646

https://chicago.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=9326789&GUID=8C53C524-AC21-4F3E-8C6F-6CDC2066501B

https://chicago.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4918542&GUID=5D4D11D8-9372-4E01-8C2A-49892B58A1E2&Options=&Search=

Closed Schools

http://www.schoolcuts.org/schools/13

Kate S. Buckingham Special Education Center in Calumet Heights was a casualty of the 2013 school closings

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160128/near-west-side/cps-holds-final-hearing-close-citys-last-special-needs-school/

CPS approves largest school closure in Chicago's history, May 23, 2013

4. Kate S Buckingham Special Education Center

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2013-05-23-chi-chicago-school-closings-20130522-story.html

Intergovernmental agreement with Chicago Board of Education and Public Building Commission to acquire 9207 S Phillips Ave to facilitate conditioned sale to Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) for development as early childhood, after school, summer and community programs center Committee on Housing and Real Estate (passed 5/26/21)



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