Chicago Public Schools Cancels Summer School Classes in 12 Non-Air Conditioned Buildings on Thursday, June 28 

Schools that will be closed include Altgeld, Attucks, Bennett, Courtenay, Faraday, Gregory, Holden, Penn, Stevenson, Pope, Jahn and Harold Washington.

June 28, 2012

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Chief Executive Officer Jean-Claude Brizard has ordered summer school classes cancelled at 12 schools that do not have air conditioning on Thursday, June 28, 2012.

The decision was made based on the forecast of temperatures near 100 degrees during daytime hours on Thursday.

Schools that will be closed today, Thursday, June 28, include:


  • Altgeld
  • Attucks
  • Bennett
  • Courtenay
  • Faraday
  • Gregory
  • Holden
  • Jahn
  • Penn
  • Pope
  • Stevenson
  • Harold Washington



“Due to reports of excessive heat throughout Chicago tomorrow, we have determined that it is in the best interest of our students and instructional staff to cancel summer school for the day in non-air conditioned buildings,” said CEO Brizard.

The District will continue to monitor the heat wave, and any additional information will be disseminated once those decisions are made. We urge school communities, parents and students to continue to monitor these announcements on television, radio and the CPS web site, Facebook and Twitter.

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Chicago Public Schools serves 405,000 students in 675 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district.


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