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Thursday, May 14, 2009

New charter school in the south suburbs?

Interest in charter schools is heating up in the South Suburbs, as more and more communities are developing charter school proposals around the state. The latest charter school news comes from Bremen District 228. District officials are weighing a proposal from a group of local educators to open a charter high school. On Tuesday night, over 60 community members attended a public hearing for the proposed charter school, which would be called South Suburban College Preparatory Charter School and would be housed in the now-shuttered St. Emeric Catholic School in Country Club Hills.

District 228 Superintendent Bill Kendall said in today's Southtown Star article:

"I think anytime there's a program that might benefit students, we need to look at it and consider it."

We at INCS applaud the district for taking the proposal seriously and for looking at new, innovative options to help students succeed. We also applaud the community members who attended Tuesday night's meeting, for taking the time to ask valuable questions about the proposal.

Other recent articles about the proposed school can be read here and here. Check back for updates on this exciting potential development in the Southland.

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