School Closings

CPS Reported School Closures, Guidelines :

Closure of the school year, focuses on schools academically, buildings that are underutilized, according to the instructions published on Monday. Chicago Public Schools, said the weight given to academic performance is the biggest change in the criteria for determining the list this year of closing.
The guidelines for action comes on the heels of a new government bill, which outlines a process zone must comply with the closure of schools. The new law, the PSC is to release a list of school activities - such as border changes, consolidations and closures - by 1 December.

School Closings

Before them, the ads closing of the school - often the most difficult decision by a district and emotional - Chief Portfolio Officer Oliver Sicat said last week that 42 percent of CPS schools are on probation for poor performance school attendance. He added that 72 schools were on probation for five consecutive years, and 16 of them for 15 consecutive years. In some schools the CPS, the statistics generated panic.
"There are a lot of anxiety and in some cases a sense of fatalism," said Barbara Radner, director of DePaul University for education in urban areas. "Some schools have been static for many scores years and people are afraid they will be on the list. " The proposed guidelines are under discussion. CPS parents, teachers and education should weigh in the guidelines for the next 21 days, the district Web site. Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard used as a further contribution when one considers that the target schools.
CPS to identify other schools in the use of its assets that interest rate policy on standards for schools on a scale of 1-3, with the latter in schools on probation. These rules take into account if the school makes the expected benefits, and meet or exceed the reference values ​​of the state standardized tests. Other factors include the participation of the student and the number of students completing the road - a broader range of factors than adequate yearly progress, which is calculated by the state No Child Left Behind Act
According to the proposed guidelines, schools should be devoted to closing valued at 3 in two consecutive years. A school is removed from the final list if it performs better than other schools in her community or network, formerly known as area offices.


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