Three underperforming Chicago charter schools were approved for closure during Wednesday's school board meeting.
The charters set to close at the end of the school year include Amandla Charter High School in Englewood, Betty Shabazz - Barbara A. Sizemore Academy Elementary School in West Englewood and Bronzeville Lighthouse Charter Elementary School in Bronzeville. Approximately 1,200 students will be impacted by the closings.
Chicago's Board of Education is expected to take up the proposed closure of another charter school, CICS - Larry Hawkins High School in Altgeld Gardens, next month.
The Chicago Public Schools district recommended closing the charter schools after it implemented a stronger charter accountability policy last month.