Updated 09/16/13 – 11 a.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A surprise announcement of plans to build a new school on the Far Southeast Side has raised questions from parents and the Chicago Teachers Union, despite their relief at an effort to ease overcrowding at the area’s existing schools
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the plans for a new school at 104th Street and Indianapolis Avenue on Sunday night, at Gallistel Elementary Language Academy, 10347 S. Ewing Ave.
Gallistel and Jane Addams Elementary School, 10810 S. Avenue H, both have been well over capacity for two decades, to the point both are at double capacity, according to Emanuel.
“We will be building – for the first time ever – a totally new school for the community,” Emanuel said. “So to all of you that have been advocating this for years, this is your day; take pride in it, because we will be back to open that new school. Congratulations.”