When a school is closed or consolidated, students will be assigned to a receiving school that has performed better on the CPS Performance Policy than their original school.
Designated receiving schools will be within 1.5 miles of the student’s home address. If a better performing receiving school is not available within that distance, CPS will provide transportation options to a better performing school during the transition year.
CPS will create safe passage plans in coordination with community partners, CPD, CTA and other city agencies to ensure, to the extent possible, that students have a safe commute to their new school.
CPS will work with receiving school principals to extend instructional time in designated receiving schools.
A student’s school will not be closed or consolidated if that school has served as a designated receiving school within the last 2 academic years.
The District will provide individualized transition plans and supports for homeless and special needs students and families affected by school closure. Students in these groups that previously received transportation services from the District will continue to do so.
Any school that is projected to have greater than 250 students Exclusion Criteria Consolidation Decision Minimum Enrollment
Under Enrollment Process Any school projected to operate at greater than 40% of its design capacity Schools in a transition phase Magnets Early Childhood Centers Exclusion Criteria Consolidation Decision Minimum Enrollment Specific Utilization Criteria
Performance Process Cutpoint <= 33.3% Performance Policy Performance On Probation Policy Has the school in question served as a receiving school for a closing or a consolidation in the last two years? Receiving School(s) Presence/Criteria Receiving Status of School In Question
Performance Process Cutpoint <= 33.3% Performance Policy Performance On Probation Policy
Elementary contract principal been in place for less than 2 years?
Participating in Fresh Start
Administration has plan to take future action at the school
Receiving School(s) Presence/Criteria Receiving Status of School In Question Recent Action(s) on School In Question