The State Board of Education expects public school districts across Illinois to finally get their money in April under a historic new funding formula.
Equipment failures at the DuPage County Election Commission had stalled the vote count in its precincts, which make up two-thirds of the district.
The move to “debar” Jewel’s Bus Co. comes a year and a half after federal prosecutors charged owner Jewel Lockhart with tax evasion.
Students and their teachers throughout Chicago Public Schools and suburbs plan to step outside mid-morning for 17 minutes on Wednesday.
The feat by students Jack Fetsch, Jake Gerenraich, Sophie Ljung, Charlie Nevins and Dorothy Tarasul sets a new record for the school.
District officials also will allocate special education positions to schools based on need rather than handing over a lump sum of money.
Under the bill, charter schools who had applications denied or operating charters revoked would have to sue instead of appealing to the commission.
All six current school board members voted to close Harper, Hope, Robeson and Team Englewood high schools.
Parents and community activists called on CPS Monday to cancel a vote set for Wednesday on permanently closing Englewood’s four high schools.
THE WATCHDOGS: Some of the community support CPS officials cite to close Englewood’s 4 high schools, build a new one has come from outside Englewood.
One principal of a school without room for kids outside the neighborhood let in her own 4 kids, her niece, nephew and 3 kids of the school’s staffers.
Joseph Moriarty is best known as CPS’ labor chief who has negotiated several contentious contracts with the Chicago Teachers Union.
Englewood’s four open-enrollment high schools are slated to close, and the National Teachers Academy elementary school will turn into a high school.
On Friday those affiliated with the charter said the work needed in order to share space with Hirsch, 7740 S. Ingleside, is too expensive.
CPS leaders reverse decision to close all four neighborhood high schools in Englewood in June and will let current students at all but Robeson finish.