Parents fight to keep NW Side school open

January 23, 2008 4:38:42 PM PST
Some parents of students in the Chicago public school system are fighting to keep their child's school open.Parents, teachers and students from Edison Regional Gifted Center appeared before the school board Wednesday.

They're against a proposal to move students and staff from Edison to another school seven miles away.

Edison is just one of several schools that administrators say are under consideration to be moved as part of the district's analysis of its most under-used buildings.

"All we're asking is, let's not rush. The northwest quadrant has been crowded for 10 years, and so we're not just putting Edison in and as a Band-Aid," said Robin Rumsey, parent.

The board is expected to reveal the schools impacted by its consolidation plan tomorrow.