On December 19, CPS issued a request for proposals for a new, open enrollment, neighborhood high school at the current site of Dyett High School to be operated by the District or as a contract school, but not a charter operator, in School Year 2016-17.
Any interested parties will be able to submit proposals, and CPS will evaluate all proposals that meet the established criteria. This RFP is open to those submitting a concept for a District-operated school and new or existing partners who wish to open and manage a high-quality contract school in the facility. To be considered in this selection process, respondents are encouraged to file a notification of intent by January 28, 2015 and all materials must be submitted by the proposals' deadline of April 6, 2015.
The announcement and additional information can be found here.
On December 18, Catalyst reported that supporters of the Coalition to Revitalize Dyett advocated for the plan which they developed. If this plan were adopted, the school could open in Fall, 2015. For the Catalyst article, click here.