Before you get your weekend started, I wanted to get a quick note out to share an opportunity for you to lend your voice to the discussion of Chicago’s elected school board. The State Senate’s Special Committee on the Chicago Elected Representative School Board has added dates for five upcoming hearings:
- April 5, 4PM – George Westinghouse College Prep (3223W. Franklin Blvd.)
- April 6, 11AM – Imani Village (901 E. 95th St.)
- April 12, 4PM – Copernicus Center (5216 W. Lawrence)
- April 13, 4PM – National Museum of Mexican Art (1852 W. 19th St.)
- April 17, 6PM (Virtual)
The first step in the process to transition to an elected board is to create boundaries for the new subdistricts. These hearings seek public input on the drawing of these new areas.
Are you interested in sharing your ideas with legislators about the elected board? Or in attending a hearing to learn more? How can I help support you to get involved?
Many parents and teachers I’ve talked to are hungry for more information about this monumental change in CPS’s structure. They have questions like: How will this impact the role of LSCs? Is a 21-member board too big? How can we ensure equitable representation on the board?
Here is a great chance for us to add our voices to this conversation and be the change we seek.
Reply here if there is anything I can do to support you as you raise your voice for our students.