Judge denies to issue restraining order against Chicago Public Schools in Urban Prep case

ByChristian Piekos WLS logo
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Judge expected to rule in Urban Prep case Wednesday
As Urban Prep fights to retain control of its Englewood and Bronzeville campuses, a judge is expected to rule on its case against CPS Wednesday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A judge denied to issue a temporary restraining order Wednesday against Chicago Public Schools after a motion filed by Urban Prep Academies.

The school asked the court for action against CPS.

Urban Prep Academy is still fighting to maintain control of its two campuses in Englewood and Bronzeville.

The video in this story is from a previous report

A judge denied Urban Prep's motion for a temporary restraining order against Chicago Public Schools to stop its takeover of the two campuses.

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The charter school filed a lawsuit, claiming CPS violated state law that there be a moratorium on school closings.

The Illinois State Board of Education voted last year not to renew the charters for Urban Prep, citing allegations of financial misconduct against the school's former president, Tim King.

State Board officials denied Urban Prep's appeals to keep control of the two locations.

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CPS is now set to take over the campuses, with the district saying it will not close the two campuses and hopes to retain teachers and staff.

CPS also said students and staff can decide whether to stay at the charter school or enroll in another school for the coming school year.