The decision on whether to merge, and integrate, two schools on opposite ends of the income divide is being kicked upstairs to top Chicago Public Schools officials.The local school council (LSC) at Ogden International School voted seven to six in favor of a possible merger with nearby Jenner Academy
The local school council of Ogden International, a neighborhood public school serving mostly affluent families on Chicago’s Gold Coast and Magnificent Mile, voted unanimously to continue the planning for a potential merger with Jenner Academy of the Arts, a school that mostly serves children from public housing.
The Chicago City Council gets back to business today after some time off and the biggest item on its agenda: the 2016 budget. WBEZ Education reporter Becky Vevea stops by with a recap of a meeting last night that saw a unanimous vote for the merger of Ogden International School of Chicago and Jenner Elementary. We’ve also got the back story on Gary, Ind.’s push to ban sagging pants. Plus how Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority is handling a case of potential criminal activity by a couple of Chicago police officers.