Commission On School Utilization
3/6/2013: The Commission has issued its Final Report. You can download it here.
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced the appointment of an eight-member Commission on School Utilization, composed of stakeholders with different experience and expertise, to help the District make more informed decisions around school actions and better invest resources that will help kids access a high-quality education.
The Commission is charged with leading a community engagement process and gathering information by launching a rigorous, transparent and open dialogue with school communities over the next several months.
To fulfill that charge, the Commission will be seeking the
input of education researchers, academics, community leaders, parents, teachers
and public safety officials and other stakeholders. It will facilitate
community conversations by holding meetings around Chicago, and will
provide citizens various opportunities to have their voices heard.
The Commission will issue written recommendations to CPS on how to create a path for right-sizing the District, so that it can better invest resources in every child in every school in this city.