Schools as Anchors: Communities Planning for Their Schools

In 2018 a new state law mandated planning for vacant and under enrolled schools. Through practical workshops guided by national experts and local practitioners, your school community will best practices for:
• the joint use of buildings.
• proposing new attendance boundaries.
• developing new programs to recruit students.
• potential school mergers.

Join us to learn more about best practices in planning for school facilities and programming from Mary Filardo, Executive Director of the 21st Century School Fund.

This is a 1 1/2 day event. Come whenever you can. Childcare, translation, and food will be provided during both days. There is on street parking as well as a parking lot. Beidler ES is accessible via the Green Line. 

Friday, July 12th: 9am to 4pm, Breakfast and Lunch provided

Saturday, July 13th: 9am to 12pm, Breakfast and Lunch provided

Hosted by Blocks Together and Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education.

***If you need childcare, please include the number of children in your ticket number.***

Register here!

  • July 12, 2019 at 9am – 4pm
  • Beidler Elementary School
    3151 W Walnut St
    Chicago, IL 60612
    United States
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