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.

Follow the latest on the Commission through the Commission Updates blog:

Recent Commission Updates

  • Interim Report/Executive Summary The Commission has issued its Interim Report and accompanying Executive Summary. The Executive Summary is available in both Spanish and English. You can download all these materials here.
    Posted Jan 16, 2013, 1:19 PM by School Utilization
  • New Supplemental Materials Posted We've posted a number of new supplemental materials, provided to the Commission by CPS, to the Commission Materials page. The new updates include: - Primer on relationship between CPS' budget ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2013, 12:21 PM by School Utilization
  • Safety and Security Presentation Added; FAQs Page Launched We've updated the December 17 meeting page with a copy of CPS' Safety and Security presentation. Also, we've launched a new FAQs page where we address many of ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2012, 2:43 PM by School Utilization
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