CPS Draft Update to the Ed Facilities Master Plan and Upcoming Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force (CEFTF) Meeting

UPDATED July 11:
Agenda for the meeting is attached.

From an email sent from CEFTF on July 11:
As always, the CEFTF will ask for Public Comment at Thursday's meeting.

The public is also invited to submit written comments to the Task Force via email to:


Original Post:
You can find the Draft Update here:

Information on the upcoming CEFTF meeting below.
July 1, 2016

You are receiving this Notice because you have either previously attended a meeting of the IL General Assembly's Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force or have asked to be notified of upcoming CEFTF meetings and events.


The Master Planning Committee of the Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force will hold a meeting:

9:00 am - 11 am
at the Bilandic State Office Building
160 N. LaSalle Street, RM N-502 (5th Floor)
Chicago, IL

Agenda items will include, but may not be limited to:

--  Updates on Chicago Public Schools' proposed changes to the 10 Year Educational Facilities Master Plan

--  Report on the status of closed, vacant CPS properties, and CPS' "School Repurposing" process.

More details and a Proposed Agenda for this meeting will follow.

As always, the CEFTF invites and welcomes Public Comment.

Thank you for your continuing interest in and concern for Chicago's public school students.

To find out more about the CEFTF:

"PA 96-0803 established the Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force. The purpose of the task force is to ensure that school facility-related decisions are made with the input of the community and reflect educationally sound and fiscally responsible criteria. The task force, with the help of independent experts, will analyze past Chicago experiences and data with respect to school openings, school closings, school consolidations, school turnarounds, school phase-outs, school construction, school repairs, school modernizations, school boundary changes, and other related school facility decisions on students; consult widely with stakeholders, including public officials, about these facility issues and their related costs; and examine relevant best practices from other school systems for dealing with these issues systematically and equitably."