I got the following information from Jackie Leavy:
Dear Supporters of Great Public Schools for ALL STUDENTS:
Since last December, the General Assembly’s “Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force” has been calling on Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard to testify in open session before the CEFTF.
On July 19th, he will.
CHICAGO EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES TASK FORCE MEETING
THURSDAY, JULY 19TH, 2012
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
at the “UIC FORUM” of the University of IL at Chicago
725 W. Roosevelt Road (southeast corner of the intersection of Roosevelt/Halsted)
in MEETING ROOMS D-E
[The site is public transit-accessible. On-street metered parking is available on Roosevelt Rd and on Halsted St. UIC also has a surface parking lot on the North Side of Roosevelt Rd at Morgan (1000 west - enter on Morgan).]
CPS FY 2013 BUDGET Released Friday, July 6th – PUBLIC HEARINGS will be Wed., JULY 11th !
Can you “Speed Read”?
CPS will hold 3 public hearings, conducted simultaneouslly at 3 different locations: WEDNESDAY, July 11th, 2012, 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Malcolm X College - Bruce K. Hayde Center, 1900 W. Van Buren
Kennedy-King College – in the Great Hall, 740 W. 63rd Street
Richard J. Daley College - in the Theater, 7500 S. Pulaski
If you want to read the CPS Budget, follow the link below. To enter the database with school-by-school information, go to (you may need to copy and paste inks in this email into your browser):
– Then, on the left, click “Interactive Reports,’’ and across the top click “Find Your School Budget’’ to answer the question posed by Sun Times reporters: “Did your Chicago public school gain or lose staff in the battle to close this year’s $665 million schools deficit?”
NOTE: CPS is not holding separate public hearings on its FY 2013 Capital Improvement Spending Plan (‘CIP’), but the public may comment on it at the FY 2013 Budget hearings.
CPS “CALL FOR QUALITY SCHOOLS” Released June 29th - Applications Due Aug. 13th
Did you know that CPS has put out a new “call” for “Operators” of Charters (including national charter operators), Turn-Arounds (recruiting competitors for AUSL????), and other kinds of “quality” schools? Thanks to the vigilance of community groups for pointing this out. Learn more: Go to . . .
To read the full 34-pp RFP, go to:
There are daily developments in stakeholders’ advocacy efforts across the city – more than can be mentioned here.
But mark your calendars for the CPS Budget Hearings and the next CEFTF meeting – your ongoing activism is so needed right now!