RYH's Statement to the Unelected BOE- 10/28/15

At today's BOE meeting, we gave the following to each of the unelected Board members:

1) Paper copy of WBEZ article from 10/27/15 on the low enrollment of many high schools across the city, both district run and charter: 

http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago-has-high-school-13-freshmen-113524

2) Our Guide to Talking About High Quality Education Booklet: 

A Busy Week: Saving Public Education One Event at a Time

There are many events this week, October 26 - October 30, 2015. We hope to see you at one (or more!) of the below!

MONDAY, 3:00pm, Kelly Park, 2725 W 41st St.

Day of the Dead School March: Rally for Neighborhood Schools & March

https://www.facebook.com/events/1480083912321746/

TUESDAY, 10am, Will Burns Office AND, 12pm, City Hall
Rally for Democracy, Against Privatization

Information on LSC Principal Evaluation Process

There's been some confusion this week regarding the new principal evaluation form and process. A RYH LSC member attended a training on this today & shared the below:

The LSC will evaluate the principal in three key categories: Professional Practice (weighted at 50% of overall score; Rated by the LSC & similar to what has been done in the past); Student Growth & Other Measures (weighted at 50% of overall score; the school's SQRP is used); and Optional Additional Criteria (weight determined by the LSC; I was told that LSCs should view these as "Extra Credit.")

RYH Research Reveals Reality behind "Demand" for seats at Noble Schools

Once again, Raise Your Hand is shedding light on the reality behind the rhetoric.  This time, RYH has uncovered the real numbers behind Noble’s “demand” for seats at it’s schools.  Please see info below.  Feel free to contact RYH with any questions.  Amy Smolensky, 312-485-0053

Five of Noble’s campuses can’t fill seats, yet still accepting students this school year — Where’s the waitlist?

CPS Seeking Feedback on 2015-16 Draft Guidelines for School Actions – Raise Your Hand Response and Other Resources

Every year and by law, CPS must publish Draft Guidelines for School Actions (Co-locations and Reassignment Boundary Changes this year; in past has included Closings and Consolidations) by October 1. The 2015-16 Draft Guidelines are located here. CPS must announce school actions by December 1.

Elected School Board Southside Town Hall Meeting

When: 

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 6:00pm

Where: 

Grant Memorial AME Church
4017 South Drexel Boulevard
60653 Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US

WE NEED AN ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD IN CHICAGO!  

We need progressive and accountable leadership in the city of Chicago and the State of Illinois to make it happen.

Location

Grant Memorial AME Church
4017 South Drexel Boulevard
60653 Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US

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