In Englewood’s case, the trade-off would be a new high-school building.In 2013, when CPS closed 50 schools in a single year, they spent millions fixing up designated receiving schools. “A brand new school next to the brand new Whole Foods.Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has set ambitious goals to provide a high quality public education for every child, in every neighborhood, that prepares each for success in college, career and civic life.The Project Manager performs a lead role in a) managing the implementation of midsize to large projects in support of the CPS Mission, and b) managing Portfolio Management Office (PMO) operational activities in support of the PMO Mission.Four high schools in Englewood have among the smallest freshmen classes in the city.
Sources who spoke on a condition of anonymity said officials do not want to close schools without making some kind of new investment because they are keenly aware that people have deep connections to schools as community institutions.At Robeson and Harper, there were 23 and 36, respectively. They have such tiny enrollment.”Englewood is not alone.At Hope College Prep, the school formerly led by Board of Education member Mahalia Hines, just 28 freshman showed up.“These schools are hanging by a thread,” said Sarah Rothschild Hainds, a researcher with the Chicago Teachers Union and a member of the state task force that oversees the district’s facility planning process. After spending more than a decade expanding the number of public school choices in the city while the city’s student population was declining, Chicago now has more than two dozen high schools with fewer than 100 freshmen.This position resides in the Portfolio Management Office of the Information and Technology Services (ITS) / Enterprise Transformation department of Chicago Public Schools.The Project Manager reports to the Manager of the PMO.What programs might be offered to attract students? Is the idea to have one strong neighborhood school instead of many under-enrolled ones?There is also the possibility that district officials could change their mind.Englewood is under consideration for a new high school even though it has some of the most under-enrolled high schools in the city.When a five-year moratorium on school closings ends in 2018, the neighborhood could face school consolidations and closures.NEAR WEST SIDE — In an effort to cut costs, Chicago Public Schools plans to cut the number of bus stops for students by well more than half for the 2015-16 school year, a top school official told parents Thursday.In the past, CPS buses have picked up magnet and selective-enrollment students at 450 stops — stops located at their neighborhood schools — across the city.