Creating a Quality Education for Every Child in Every Community 

CPS is committed to providing every child in every community with access to a high quality education that prepares them for college and career. To that end, CPS must take every step possible to focus our resources on investments that will improve schools for all students.

 

 

 

 

List of 129 Schools that Remain under Consideration for Potential Consolidation

Click here to access the list of schools that remain under consideration: School Utilization List PDF icon..


NOTE: This list of schools is not final. We expect more to be removed from consideration after listening to more community feedback.

 

 

Community Meeting Notes and Transcripts

 

Breakout Session Notes

   
Network Meeting Breakout Session Notes Meeting Transcripts
Austin-North Lawndale PDF icon Part 1 PDF icon Part 1
Burnham Park PDF icon Part 1 PDF icon Part 1
Englewood-Gresham PDF icon Part 1  |  Part 2 PDF icon Part 1
Fullerton PDF icon Part 1  |  Part 2 PDF icon Part 1 |  Part 2
Fulton PDF icon Part 1 PDF icon Part 1  |  Part 2
Garfield-Humboldt Park PDF icon Part 1  | Part 2 PDF icon Part 1 | Part 2
Lake Calumet PDF icon Part 1  |  Part 2 PDF icon Part 1
Midway PDF icon Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3  | Part 4 PDF icon Part 1
O'Hare PDF icon Part 1  |  Part 2 PDF icon Part 1
Pershing PDF icon Part 1 PDF icon Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3
Pilsen-Little Village PDF icon Part 1 (English)  |  Part 1 (Español)  |  Part 2 (English) PDF icon Part 1  |  Part 2
Ravenswood-Ridge PDF icon Part 1  |  Part 2  | Part 3 PDF icon Part 1
Rock Island PDF icon Part 1  |  Part 2  | Part 3 PDF icon Part 1
Skyway PDF icon Part 1  |  Part 2 PDF icon Part 1   |  Part 2
     
     
 

Videos

   

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Presentations at Community Meetings

As CPS works to address the District's utilization crisis, a crucial part of this process is engaging the community in a transparent and respectful way. To ensure that school communities are active participants in this process and that their voices are heard, CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett launched a second round of community engagement beginning January 28. A total of 28 community meetings are being held throughout the city, with two in every Network. The first round of meetings will provide high-level information about schools in each Network and collect feedback from communities to share with the CEO. The second round of meetings will allow all communities to provide feedback on specific schools in their Network that remain on the table for consideration in addressing the District's utilization crisis. To view the presentations that were made at each Network meeting, click on the links below.

 

 
Network Meeting Presentations
Austin-North Lawndale PDF icon
Burnham Park PDF icon
Englewood-Gresham PDF icon
Fullerton PDF icon
Fulton PDF icon
Garfield-Humboldt Park PDF icon English | PDF icon. Español
Lake Calumet PDF icon
Midway PDF icon
O'Hare PDF icon
Pershing PDF icon
Pilsen-Little Village PDF icon
Ravenswood-Ridge PDF icon
Rock Island PDF icon
Skyway PDF icon English | PDF icon. Español
   

 

 

CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett Response to Commission on School Utilization Report

CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced in her formal response to the Commission on School Utilization that high schools and Level 1 high-performing schools will not be considered as part of the District's efforts to address its utilization crisis, except in rare cases where a school may pose a life/safety threat to students and staff. These were among several recommendations embraced by CEO Byrd-Bennett after she reviewed the report issued Jan. 10 by the Commission, which she formed to evaluate the District's utilization challenges and engage the community around this issue.

 

PDF icon CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett Response to Commission

 

 

CPS Space Utilization and Enrollment Data for School Year 2012-2013

To view the space utilization data, 20th day enrollment and cost to maintain and upgrade CPS facilities for school year 2012-2013, click on the link below.

 

Excel icon. SY2012-2013 School Utilization and Enrollment Data as of 1.28.2013

 

 

CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett's Urban League Remarks

During a November 2 address at the Chicago Urban League, CEO Byrd-Bennett announced the creation of the Commission on School Utilization and her plan to request that the deadline to announce school actions be extended from December 1 to March 31. To view her speech in its entirety, watch the video below or download the text of her speech here PDF icon..

 

 

 

Read the 2012-2013 Guidelines for School Actions

To learn more about the 2012-2013 guidelines that CPS may consider when determining schools eligible for closure, consolidation, reassignment boundary change, phase-out or co-location, please click here. To view the public feedback that was gathered to inform the guidelines please click here.

 

 

Commission on School Utilization

The Commission on School Utilization is an independent body that will facilitate community conversations to study the district's current state, engage community members and gather input on how to improve our schools, and make recommendations on how best to address the financial challenges facing CPS. To read more about the commission members, continue here. The below infographic helps explain the work of the commission. Click on the infographic to view in full size:

 

 

CPS Space Utilization

CPS Space Utilization Standards clearly define what is adequate teaching and learning space within all of the school facilities it operates. These standards will help to ensure that all students have equal access to a learning environment that effectively supports strong instructional programs. To view CPS' Space Utilization Standards click here.

 

Commission on School Utilization Infographic

 

 

Independent Hearing Officers

Before CPS may close, consolidate, reassign students via a boundary change, phase-out or co-locate a school, the public has the opportunity to provide comment at hearings conducted by independent hearing officers, who are licensed attorneys in Illinois.  After the hearings, hearing officers will issue a written summary of the testimony provided as well as their findings of CPS' compliance with 105 ILCS 5/34-230, the state law that governs school action processes, to CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett.

 

PDF icon. List of Independent Hearing Officers

 

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Page Last Modified on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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To review the public feedback that informed the guidelines, click here.