A school bus drives by the Jean De Lafayette Elementary School on March 21 in Chicago, Illinois. The school is one of 50 slated to be closed by the city.(Getty Images )
A school bus drives by the Jean De Lafayette Elementary School on March 21 in Chicago, Illinois. The school is one of 50 slated to be closed by the city.
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Chicago Schools Face Shutdown

March 27, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
Chicago plans massive cutbacks in the number of schools for 2014.
 

Chicago officials announced plans to close 54 schools, which include a total of 61 school buildings. The schools are set to close by August according to the announcement that came on March 21. The decision will go to a vote on May 22.

If the decision is passed, it will be the largest single closure of school buildings in the history of the United States. In the past, the district has never closed more than 11 schools in a single year. According to Chicago Public Schools, the closure will amount to 10 percent of all elementary school facilities.

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