CPS seeking proposals for new schools

May 7, 2009 7:40:09 PM PDT
The Chicago public school system is putting out the word that it wants proposals for new schools that would open in 2010 and 2011.CEO Ron Huberman made the announcement Thurday afternoon. It's part of the Renaissance 2010 program to deal with under-performance and overcrowding in schools.

Huberman is encouraging more neighborhood involvement.

"Our communities know better what type of school they need, they know better what type schools the community wants and would work best, and we all know that a community cannot thrive without a strong school as its anchor," said Huberman.

So far, 73 new schools have been created under Renaissance 2010. Twenty new schools are scheduled to open in the fall.