CPS Votes, Schools Will Close

Thursday, Jul 30, 2009  |  Updated 1:43 PM CDT
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Unanimous Votes Shut Down, Reorganize or Close Schools

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Sixteen CPS schools will be shut down or consolidated.

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Unanimous Votes Shut Down, Reorganize or Close Schools

The teachers union urged the Board of Education to delay the decision, but schools CEO Ron Huberman said students couldn't afford to wait.
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CPS has voted to go ahead and close a number of schools for under-enrollment or poor performance.

The school system had slated 22 under-enrolled or struggling schools for closing or reorganization, but Chief Executive officer Ron Huberman took six schools off the list Monday after hearing from parents, teachers and others at public hearings

In all, 16 schools will be closed or consolidated.

Parents protested through the night Tuesday in an effort to save their neighborhood schools.

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