CPS sets up Neighborhood Action Councils for Charter Proposals

If you live in any of the priority areas for charter expansion you are invited to apply to be on an NAC. Application here:http://www.cps.edu/NEWSCHOOLS/Pages/Process.aspx

Areas where CPS has put out a request for proposal for new charters: Ashburn, Belmont-Cragin, Chicago McKinley Park, Midway,Reed Dunning.

HS only – other areas of NW/SW side including Albany Park, Little Village, Logan Square, Pilsen. Sauganash.

Things to note about this RFP for charters:

Only 50% of teachers must be certified at these schools.

Lists Principal Requirements as: None

More info from CPS here:http://www.cps.edu/News/Press_releases/Pages/PR1_9_30_2013.aspx 

Note: New Schools for Chicago, an organization that has a mission of expanding charter schools to serve over 115,000 students is the group coordinating these Neighborhood Action Councils with CPS. 2 current CPS Board members and CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett are on the Board of New Schools for Chicago.  The rest of the board is made up only of CEOs and other business leaders in Chicago.