Officials Host Community Meetings On Lead Found In Water At Chicago Schools
Chicago Public Schools officials are holding community meetings all this week to address concerns about lead found in the water at a number of the city’s schools.
As of Friday, test results from 26 of the 87 schools have shown lead levels to be above the federal EPA’s standards. WBEZ has posted a complete list of the test results.
Chicago has about 650 public schools and the district is planning to test 324 of them by the end of this week. District officials say they prioritized buildings built before 1986.
Parents at all affected schools have already been notified. CPS will host the first of seven community meetings tonight. A complete list of meeting dates and times is below.
June 20: Mather High School, 5835 N. Lincoln Ave. at 6 p.m.
June 21: Michele Clark High School, 5101 W. Harrison St. at 4 p.m.
June 21: Walter Payton College Preparatory High School, 1034 N. Wells St. at 6 p.m.
June 22: Back of the Yards High School, 2111 W. 47th St. at 6 p.m.
June 23: Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 Stony Island Ave. at 4 p.m.
June 23: Corliss High School, 821 E. 103rd St. at 6 p.m.
June 24: Simeon High School, 8147 S. Vincennes Ave. at 4 p.m.
Becky Vevea is an education reporter for WBEZ. You can follow her @WBEZeducation.