Supporters of Delano Elementary and Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) once again raised concerns about the Chicago Public Schools’ disclaimer that kids will be welcomed at Melody Elementary next year if Delano closes.
Under CPS' plan, Delano's teachers may be fired at the end of the academic year and the school turned into Melody Elementary as part of the the district's plan to address its reported underutilization problem. CPS says Delano is half full.
both of the West Side schools have CPS' second highest, Level 2,
academic performance rating, Melody is on academic probation and Delano
"I understand that there may have been higher levels of
growth from Melody school, but guess what, they had a low point to come
from," Ervin said at a public hearing last night regarding the proposal.
"It’s conceivable that you will make greater gains, because you have a larger distance from where you can make gains from." Read more »