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Chicago invites residents to have a say in what becomes of dozens of closed schools

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CHICAGO — Residents of Chicago are being asked for input on what becomes of the dozens of public schools the city has closed.

Chicago Public Schools announced a website Friday that people can visit to review and submit proposals.

Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett says the website will help school officials involve the community and make the process transparent.

She says CPS recognizes that individual neighborhoods have their own visions for how best to use the buildings.

Byrd-Bennett says CPS wants to find new uses for the facilities that will boost economic activity and cultural vibrancy.

The Chicago Board of Education decided last year to close about 50 schools, saying they were underutilized and that consolidating the school system would save money and improve education.


Website: cps.edu/repurposingourbuildings.

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