Year-End Budget Actions - Save our Schools!

There's a lot going on as we come to the end of the school year. Please consider attending one or more of the below and use your parent voice!

<strong>Report Card Rally!</strong>
Hosted by Parent Empowerment Network of Chicago Illinois

Friday, June 17
8:30 - 9:30am
Portage Park, NE corner of Irving and Central

"Join us as we and other parents from Chicago Public Schools on the Northwest side rally in support of state AND city solutions to the CPS budget crisis this Friday at 8:30 am at Portage Park. In a nod to the report cards our children will be bringing home next week, we'll present our own CPS report card to our elected officials.

Bring signs with report cards and the "graded work" of Governor Rauner, Mayor Emanuel, and Speaker Madigan. Let's let them know that they are in danger of failing to progress to the next term!"

More information here:

<strong>Citywide LSC Letter Press Conference</strong>
Hosted by Various LSC Members from across the city

Tuesday, June 21
9:30 - 10:00am
CPS, 42 W. Madison

LSC members from across the city have signed on to a letter addressed to the CPS Board of Education and CEO Claypool demanding that all parties; the state, the city, and the school district, must come together to construct a package of solutions for our children’s schools to weather the current budget crisis. Join these LSC members as they tell the press about their efforts!

The letter itself will be presented to the BOE the next day at their regularly scheduled June BOE meeting. Information on that below.

<strong>Demand the Schools and City our Students Deserve!</strong>
Hosted by the CTU

Wednesday, June 22
8:30am at the following sites:
RiverPoint Plaza, 444 W. Lake St.
United Airlines, 233 S. Wacker Dr.
Ken Griffin’s Citadel LLC, 131 S. Dearborn St.
City Hall: Press Event for elected Civilian Police Accountability Council
Board of Education HQ, 42 W. Madison

The rallies above will march to a larger rally:
City Hall
121 N. LaSalle

Please consider bringing your children to march with their teachers!

More information here:

<strong>CPS Board of Education Meeting</strong>
42 W. Madison
Wednesday, June 22

To speak at this meeting, you must sign up online. That registration begins at 10:30am on Monday, June 20.

To observe at this meeting, it is best to sign up online. That registration also begins at 10:30am on Monday, June 20. If there are seats available for you, they must let you in the day of the meeting.

Online sign up happens here:

If you need help navigating the CPS BOE process, please get in touch. We'll help you out!

<strong>Play-In to Save Special Ed. Pre-K at Harte Elementary</strong>
1556 E 56th St
Tuesday June 21

CPS wants to close the Special Education Pre-K program at Bret Harte Elementary. Parents and community members believe this proposal will irreparably harm the students and children that they love and care about.  There are other Special Ed. Pre-K programs on the South Side, but they are either filled to capacity, much too far away, or staffed without certified Special Ed. teachers.

More information here: