Logan Square leaders file referendum petition on future of Ames

Braving the biting cold December weather, Ames parents and Logan Square leaders went door-to-door and collected 413 signatures from registered voters near Ames. The petition is planned to put the referendum on the ballot in 8 precincts near Ames Middle School during the March 18, 2014, General Primary Election. The 8 precincts span 3 wards: 1st (Moreno), 26th (Maldonado), and 35th (Colon). All 8 precincts are part of current Ames Middle School attendance boundaries.

The referendum asks, "Should Ames Middle School (1920 N. Hamlin Avenue) be maintained as a neighborhood school, rather than being converted into a military high school?"

Attached is a photo of Joel Monarch and LSNA leaders with the petition, 115 pages in total, on the way downtown to the Board of Elections.