Whittier Elementary School
They were arrested when they tried to stop the demolition of the Whittier Elementary School fieldhouse — known as La Casita — which came without warning.
Pilsen parents who once staged a 43-day sit-in to get a library at Whittier Elementary School now have succeeded in getting the project halted.
Parents sitting in at the Whittier Elementary School fieldhouse let a construction deadline come and go Tuesday.
The sit-in by parents at Whittier Elementary School in Pilsen will continue, even though it will mean no library will be built for students for the coming school year.
The latest sit-in at the Whittier Elementary School, in Pilsen, is in its third day, as protesting parents formulate a response to a warning from new Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard.
For the second time in less than a year, parents have begun to mount an around-the-clock sit-in at the field house adjacent to the Whittier Elementary School, in the Southwest Side Pilsen neighborhood.
A noisy demonstration outside a Chicago School Board meeting today indicates that the controversy over an old field house at Whittier Elementary School is not over.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman has presented parents at Whittier Elementary School with five proposals for placing a library at the school where parents staged a six-week sit in demanding a library.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman agreed Wednesday to give parents at Whittier Elementary School a signed letter committing to a deal to put a library at Whittier, which could end a weeks-long sit-in at the school’s field house.
Parents and activists have reached a tentative deal with the Chicago Public Schools that could end a month-long standoff at Whittier Elementary School.
The Chicago Public Schools are offering a compromise to end the stalemate over a field house at Whittier Elementary School, but parents aren’t ready to end their sit-in just yet.
Some parents met with Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Ron Huberman this morning, as they fight to save an old field house at Whittier Elementary School.
They want the fieldhouse saved and are pleased by a meeting with the alderman and schools CEO. PHOTOS
The fight over the field house at Whittier Elementary School in the Pilsen neighborhood is about to get worse.
CHICAGO (WBBM) – The sit-in continues, and a makeshift library has opened in the fieldhouse that Chicago Public Schools officials want to tear down at Pilsen’s Whittier Elementary School. About three dozen children tore a […]