Rev. Jesse Jackson met with Mayor Richard M. Daley and Chicago Public Schools officials to talk about solutions to the violence at Fenger High School.
Converting Carver Military Academy into a dual use school was one of the ideas considered today by the Chicago Board of Education during a top level meeting about school violence.
Solutions to the students’ violence are being sought after Fenger sophomore and honor role student Derrion Albert was killed on Sept. 24, during a fight that broke out between students residing near Fenger and others coming from the Altgeld Gardens area.
Entering Carver won’t be so easy, though.
The once open enrollment school is now a military academy that enrolls students based on strict criteria.
CPS spokeswoman Monique Bond said Thursday that CPS would ensure a few spots to open for Fenger students seeking alternatives.
The tensions at Fenger started when Carver was transformed into a military academy, forcing many students to go to Fenger.