Parents 4 Teachers offers school closing accountability hotline

Telephone 003From Parents 4 Teachers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Aug. 26, 2013

CONTACT:

  • Erica Clark, 773-851-6287
  • Sarah Simmons, 773-573-9100

CPS parents from closed schools urged to call School Closings Accountability Line to report problems, lack of resources at receiving schools

CPS parents from the 50 closed schools last year are being urged to call the School Closings Accountability Line to report problems, lack of resources, safety concerns and other issues at the new “receiving” schools their children will be attending this year.

The call in number, sponsored by Parents 4 Teachers, is 773-916-P4T4 (7484).

CPS promised facilities upgrades, new programs, I-Pads, air conditioning and other improvements to the receiving schools in a failed effort to win parent, teacher and student support for the largest round of school closings in the nation.

The Accountability Line will track conditions in the receiving schools so that parents, teachers and community members can hold CPS and the mayor accountable for those promises—and for any harm that befalls students because of the school closings.

“CPS is very good at making promises, but they have a horrible track record for keeping them,” Erica Clark, a CPS parent and member of P4T, said.

Parents are urged to call the number and leave a message with any information about their child’s new school.

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