Below are new rules for media that were sent out last week. As you will see, they require CPD credentials to take pictures -- I have no idea what that entails but I know I don't have them -- and ban still or moving pictures outside of designated spaces.
Bill for 2 new high schools, 6 elementaries: $455 mil. Chicago Sun-Times
tight-money times, the two new high schools only have "the luxuries we
can afford,'' said Chicago Public Schools spokesman Michael Vaughn.
Chicago Board of Education will vote on expanding the L.E.A.R.N.
charter school at the Chalmers Elementary campus on the West Side. An
earlier expansion plan was rejected.
During public meetings of the
Chicago Board of Education, media representatives are welcome to sit
in the board chambers in the area designated for them.
To minimize disruption, those
photographers who have been credentialed by the Chicago Police Department
will be allowed to videotape or photograph the meeting from only two
designated areas in the chambers – a secured area on the east side
of the board members and the center back wall. Photographers
must display the CPD credentials to gain access to the secured area.
Space inside the secured area
allows for only six photographers to be in it at a time. All other
photographers must set up against the center back wall until a spot
within the secured area opens. Access will be monitored by someone
from the Office of Communications and granted on a first-come basis.
Photographers may move between
the two designated areas, but may not take photos or video between the
two areas, or in other areas of the Board Chamber
Any media representative who
breaches the secured areas of the board chambers without the permission
of security can be removed from the meeting.
Members of the media, and the
general public, are asked to enter the chambers through the west entrance
and exit through the east entrance.
Questions about media access
to the board chambers should be directed to Celeste Garrett, Chicago
Public Schools director of Communications, at 773.553.1620.
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