Schools still possible for closing – 129 schools (20% of CPS)
So here’s the short list of schools still under consideration for closing. The panel recommended to CPS that it might be more efficient to let people know which schools were being possibly targeted (as I’m sure they would like to reduce the amount of time they spend getting yelled at by people whose schools might not even be closing.)
I’m not familiar with many of these, but my own neighborhood school is on this list. I’ve toured the school once about 5 years ago and it’s a really nice building at Foster and Ashland. No playground, but it has a great auditorium which is a shame to waste given how few elem schools have one. The other sad thing is that I’m fairly certain my neighborhood is filled with kids who are all going to other schools, private schools, and Catholic schools. Trumbull could have been “Saved” if an interested parent group have taken up the cause, but sadly that didn’t happen.
Any comments on any other of these schools?