CPS Holding Public Hearings For Charter School Proposals 


Public Hearings Being Held To Receive Public Comment on Submitted Charter School Proposals
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                               
Friday, September 25, 2015                                                                        

For more information, contact:
CPS Office of Communications
Phone: 773-553-1620      

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will hold public hearings on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 to receive public comments from students, families, educations and the general public regarding new charter school proposals submitted under the 2014 new schools RFP. CPS is required to review new school proposals on an annual basis by state law.
 
The hearings will take place at the Chicago Board of Education Chambers, 42 West Madison Street, to review proposals submitted following parties:
  • Perseid Academy
  • STARS Project Engineering
  • KIPP Chicago Charter School
  • New Life Academy
  • Noble Street Charter School
  • Connected Futures Academy
  • Youth Connection Charter Schools
 
The hearings will be held at the following times:
 
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the following school proposals:
  • Connected Futures Academy
  • Youth Connection Charter Schools
  • New Life Academy
Registration to speak at this hearing will occur between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
 
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the following school proposals:
  • KIPP Charter School
  • STARS Project Engineering
  • Perseid Academy
Registration will occur between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
 
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the following school proposal:
  • Noble Street Charter School
Registration to speak at this hearing will occur between 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
 
Speakers will have two minutes to speak and will be called in the order in which they have signed up. The hearings will conclude after the last person who has signed up to present testimony has spoken, or at each hearing’s designated end time, whichever occurs first.
 
The record will remain open for these comments until 12 p.m. Friday, October 2nd, 2015.Anyone who would like to provide written comments may submit them by email at newschoolapplicants@cps.edu, by fax at (773) 553-3225, or by calling (773) 553-1530.
 
Copies of the applications can be reviewed online at http://cps.edu/2014RFP

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