Officials consider charter school on Ill. navy base

December 28, 2011

Associated Press

The Great Lakes Naval Station in North Chicago, Illinois could be home to a new charter school.

State and local education officials are reviewing proposals for a charter school at Great Lakes Naval Station in northern Illinois.

The Illinois State Board of Education and a school district in North Chicago say they've gotten three applications to run a charter school on the base.

The school would be open to all families within the district's boundaries, including those not connected to the military.

The board of education says a committee will review the proposals and its recommendation will be discussed at a public hearing. That recommendation will then go to the district superintendent and school board for a final decision by March.

The charter school is expected to serve up to 500 students from kindergarten to eighth grade.