CPS teachers send Byrd-Bennett Mother's Day card

May 10, 2013 5:36:01 PM PDT
As Mother's Day approaches some mothers of Chicago Public School teachers are appealing to the district's CEO to stop the pending school closures.

The group gathered at school board headquarters this afternoon to deliver a Mother's Day card to Barbara Byrd-Bennett.

The card included a list of how the closings will negatively affect their families and neighborhood.

Bennett released a statement saying in part, "The district is working to safely move children to higher performing schools to better fit their academic needs."