…Featuring snapshots of the condition of West Side Schools

Carey Tercentenary AME Church 1448 South Homan Avenue
Sponsors: Blocks Together, Carey Tercentenary AME Church, Lawndale Alliance, West Siders Against All School Closings

We will cover:
• Legislative role in education • Impact of 2013 school closings • School actions/closings guidelines for 2014 • School budgets and TIFs • School performance and new ranking system • Public safety and schools • Pre-kindergarten standards and funding • Parental empowerment • School and community resources • Your issues • Next steps

Meeting Schedule:
Monday, November 18, 2013, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. School Programs: Early childhood programs; school performance; graduation/dropout rates; Safe Passage; juvenile delinquency; community resources; school libraries; your issues. Saturday, November 23, 2013, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Finance: School funding; CPS budget; school budgets; impact of school closings; TIFs; your issues. Monday, November 25, 2013 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Policy and Advocacy: Role of legislators; school action/closing guidelines; new school ranking system; school standards; elected school board; your issues; wrap-up/next steps
Meetings will include presentations, surveys, breakout sessions and open mic. Elected officials have been invited, and meeting notes and survey results will be shared with them and CPS. For further information, contact Valerie F. Leonard at 773-521-3137 or Dwayne Truss at 773-879-5216.

Come be informed and empowered

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