To Help Avert Teachers Strike, Alderman Agreed To Forego New School Named For Obama

To Help Avert Teachers Strike, Alderman Agreed To Forego New School Named For Obama

Alderman Walter Burnett, 27th, is agreeing to forgo a new selective enrollment high school in his near north side ward. 

Burnett said he agreed to use money from a special taxing district in his ward to help avert a teachers strike. 

He had planned to use that money to build a new selective enrollment high school, which was once going to be named after President Barack Obama.