As Chicago Public Schools officials get closer to closing more than 50 elementary schools, they were releasing new details Tuesday on how they plan to tackle one of the most sensitive issues: blending two schools into one.
Chicago Public Schools could be in for another round of closures and consolidations.
The ideas of saving state money by combining school districts and eliminating the regional offices of education seem to be on their way to the recycle bin, maybe in the section marked “Easier Said than Done.”
Emotions ran high Monday night at a special meeting designed to talk about the Chicago Public Schools’ latest plan to consolidate or close several schools.
Facing a $700 million budget shortfall next school year, Chicago Public Schools officials have proposed closing eight underused schools by consolidating them into six others.