CHICAGO — Members of the Chicago Board of Education were bombarded with questions during a five-hour meeting Wednesday about a proposed plan to build a new high school on the city’s near-south side.
The members ultimately voted 4-3 in favor of the multi-million dollar school, approving the purchase of properties in 23rd and Wabash for the Chicago Housing Authority. new high school.
It’s a move Chinatown’s community leaders have championed for decades. But some say the proposed site is not a suitable location for a new school. claims.
Opponents of the move also share concerns that the new school will drain resources from neighboring high schools.
“We wanted the CPS to take longer rather than rushing to vote today. said to
State Council member Teresa Ma opposed the vote, saying she would withhold state funding if it moved forward. It’s unclear where it is now that the proposal has been greenlit.
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