CPS school closings support plans in place, CEO says

March 20, 2013 7:11:45 PM PDT
The head of Chicago Public Schools says the district will soon release a list of schools recommended for closure.

In a statement issued earlier Wednesday night, CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said, "the district must consolidate... to get students into higher performing schools."

The Chicago Sun-Times reports CPS plans to close more than 50 elementary schools to trim a 400 million dollar budget deficit.

A spokesperson for the district says 50 is not the correct number.