The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) district has delayed consideration of a co-location plan proposed for schools in the Little Village neighborhood.
The district faced community pushback, including a sit-in staged by parents, students and community stakeholders last week, over its plan to co-locate the high school grades of John Spry Community School in the building that houses Maria Saucedo Elementary Scholastic Academy and Telpochcalli Elementary School, at 2850 W. 24th Blvd.
"CPS has postponed the proposed Saucedo/Spry co-location at the request of the community," CPS spokesman Michael Passman confirmed in a statement Wednesday. "We will hold regular meetings with stakeholders to seek more input."
CPS announced the co-location plan, along with other proposed school actions for the 2015-2016 academic year, in December. The Chicago Board of Education will take up the proposed school actions, excluding the Saucedo/Spry co-location, at its February meeting.
The district has not yet announced a timeline for the additional meetings on the Saucedo/Spry co-location and when the proposal could go up for a vote.
Opponents of the co-location proposal welcomed CPS' decision to delay consideration of the plan.
"We commend CPS's decision to postpone the proposal. We look forward to working with key stakeholders to create a well suited proposal that provides [Spry] Community Links High School the opportunity to continue serving our families," Jennifer Rocque, a teacher at Spry Community Links High School, said in a statement.