On August 7, 2015, CPS announced that the request for proposal process to identify a new open enrollment, neighborhood high school at the current site of Dyett High School is being extended. The reason they give is to provide adequate time to review community feedback and proposals.
CPS is also moving the public hearing on the proposals to 6 p.m. on September 15, 2015 inside the Board of Education Chambers at 42 West Madison.
Forrest Claypool, the new CEO of CPS, stated: “Chicago Public Schools is committed to a community driven process that will identify a high-quality education option for the former Dyett site. We continue to review the applications by the 2014 RFP, but with the budget and financial crisis dominating the focus of the new CPS administration, more time is necessary to make an informed recommendation to the Board of Education. We look forward to receiving further feedback at the upcoming community hearing.”
There will be a rally to support the proposal for the Walter H. Dyett Global Leadership and Green Technology High School on Monday, August 10, at 4pm at CPS Headquarters (42 W. Madison Street).