Eve of CPS closure vote, one school may be off list

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On the eve of the vote of CPS closures, Old Town’s Manierre Elementary, on the closing list from the start, may get a new life.  The Sun-Times reports the school will be taken off the closure list by CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett Wednesday.

The Chicago school board votes tomorrow on the critical issue of closing certain public schools.

Today, demonstrators opposing the closures held two rallies in the city.

In East Humboldt Park, Alderman Joe Moreno joined a number of teachers and parents from Von Humboldt, Duprey and Lafayette schools.  All three schools are targeted by CPS for closure.
Moreno says the school and community groups have worked on a plan to combine two of these campuses into one.  It’s a plan they say fits into CPS’s vision to improve neighborhood schools.  But they have yet to get an answer from CPS.
The school board is expected to vote on each schools fate individually at its meeting tomorrow.  CTU president Karen Lewis is expected to speak at the meeting.

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