Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago:
NEAR WEST SIDE — Many concerns and questions, but no answers. That’s how it went for parents and teachers from William H. King Elementary as they gathered for a meeting with Chicago Public Schools officials Saturday.
It was one of three community meetings required for each school affected under a proposal that would shutter 54 Chicago public schools, including King, 740 S. Campbell Ave., before the Board of Education votes on whether to endorse the plan. King would merge with Jensen Elementary Scholastic Academy, 10 blocks away at 300 W. Harrison St.
About 350 people attended 10 meetings across the city Saturday morning and afternoon, CPS said in a statement. Three additional meetings were scheduled for Saturday evening.