CPS Capital Plan Includes Mobiles for Hitch, Prussing, Improvements at Other Schools

CPS Capital Plan Includes Mobiles for Hitch, Prussing, Improvements at Other Schools

Chicago Public Schools on Friday released it’s five-year capital plan, which finally includes mobile classrooms to alleviate overcrowding at Hitch and Prussing schools, as well as improvements to other schools in the community.
Hitch and Prussing are both among the most overcrowded in CPS. Obviously mobile classrooms are not a permanent solution, but they will help alleviate the immediate needs at both schools. Since I came into office, I have advocated for these mobile classrooms and eventual additions to these buildings.

The mobile at Hitch should add 8 more classrooms at the school. It is estimated to cost $3.7 million and should be completed by September 2015.

The Prussing mobile should add 6 more classrooms. It is estimated to cost $2.1 million and should be completed by September 2015. Additionally, Prussing is scheduled to receive $7.4 million in exterior renovations by September 2018.

Onahan School is scheduled to receive $280,000 in additional window air conditioners by the start of the 2014-15 school year.

Fransworth School is scheduled to receivesecurity improvements by September 2014. Garvy School also is scheduled to receive security improvements by September 2014 for $150,000.

Additional window air conditioning units will be installed at Belding School by September 2014 at a cost of $320,000.

As a CPS parent, I’m thrilled to hear of these planned improvements. These improvements should help our neighborhood schools continue to offer a quality educational experience.

I want to thank all the parents, teachers, administrators and local school council members who have joined me in advocating for these improvements. Also, thank you to CPS’s capital team for recognizing the need to address the overcrowding issues at Hitch and Prussing.

 

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