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.