Coming up: two meetings you might want to attend

TOMORROW:

From Andrea Lee of Grand Boulevard Federation:

Hello friends,

The Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force Meeting is being held in Bronzeville.  We ask that you come and learn more about SB 630 (formerly SB 620), which passed again in the House and Senate unanimously on May 31, 2011.  It awaits the Governor’s signature.  In the meantime, co-chairs Rep. Soto and Sen. Martinez want to begin educating the public on what the bill entails with regards to CPS facilities and its capital program, benchmarks, process, timelines, etc.  Per the PPEN presentation at the Bronzeville CAC meeting last night, it was demonstrated how educational planning and facilities planning should co-exist, and this soon-to-be law is very pertinent to the process as it relates to our Bronzeville Strategic Education Plan.

CEFTF Meeting, chaired by Representative Cynthia Soto and Senator Iris Martinez
Thursday, July 14th, 2011 @ 1 PM
IIT Tower, 10 W. 35th Street
9th Floor, Room 9D7-1

*Visitor parking (fee) is available at 32nd and State (north of the McCormick Tribune Center).  There is also metered parking south of 35th.  CTA Green and Red Line accessible.

You may also email Governor Quinn and ask him to sign SB 630 (formerly SB 620):  http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/Pages/ContacttheGovernor.aspx or call him at 217-782-0244.

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LATER THIS MONTH:

Parent meeting at Clemente sponsored by Blocks Together:

Parent participation and engagement is essential to a student and a school’s success.
We want to hear about your experiences and your ideas about parent participation and how we can improve it.
Food and Daycare provided.
There will be a gift for all participants.
When: Wednesday July 27, 2011 at 6pm to 8pm
Where: Blocks Together, 3453 West North Avenue
RSVP by Monday July, 25:
Cecile Carroll, 773-276-2194 ext. 2003

Here’s a flier to download and share.

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