November Board Meeting

Here's the official agenda for the November Board meeting scheduled for April November 19 (PDF). Here's the action report from last month (PDF). Late-breaking news is that the design team for Solidarity High School has, according to CPS, withdrawn its submission as of Tuesday night. From CPS:

Statement from the design team for the proposed Social Justice High School--Solidarity Campus:

"The design team of the Social

Justice High School--Solidarity Campus respectfully withdraws their

proposal to Chicago Public Schools Office of New Schools. The proposal

has changed since the Oct. 8 public hearing, and the design team is

taking an additional year to finalize the proposal. The proposal start

date will remain as fall 2010. We look forward to expanding research

efforts, collecting more data and building on existing efforts in the

Chicago Public Schools to create systemwide change for all students,

including LGBT students and their allies. We look forward to working

with the Office of New Schools and the Office of High Schools and High

School Programs to make this happen."

Statement from the Chicago Public Schools:

"We respect the decision of the design team, and we look forward to them re-submitting their proposal in ’09."

Not a surprise, I guess, though strange to have a statement issued to the press via CPS instead of directly from the design team itself. Anyone know who heads the team or how to reach them?

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