CPS to hold off combining Beidler, Cather schools

April 12, 2011 5:35:52 AM PDT
Chicago public school officials have decided to hold off on plans to fold Beidler Elementary into Cather Elementary.

Hundreds of Beidler supporters turned out Monday night for a public hearing on the proposal. Just as it began, district officials released a statement saying they were withdrawing the Beidler plan.

Opponents cited safety concerns.

Chicago Public Schools is trying to find ways to deal more efficiently with under-used school buildings to save money.