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Ames Referendum VICTORY Press Conference: 10am this morning at the Board of Ed

Join us at 10am this morning (Wednesday) at the Board of Ed, 125 S. Clark, for our Ames Referendum Victory Press Conference.  Attached are the results (69% YES!), as well as alternative locations for the Marine Academy, and photos of Marine Academy students working on the referendum during school hours. 
Contact:
Joanna Brown 773-744-1655
Maria Trejo 312-927-2207
Leticia Barrera 773-727-9941

Ames Referendum Results

March 18, 2014

“Should Ames Middle School (1920 N. Hamlin Ave) be maintained as a neighborhood school, rather than being converted into a Military High School?”

Total: 69% YES and 31% NO 

Total – 8 precincts

Ward

Votes Cast

Yes

%

No

%

1

71

56

 

15

 

26

199

129

 

70

 

35

183

127

 

56

 

Total

453

312

 

141

 

1st Ward, represented by Ald. Joe Moreno

Pct

Votes Cast

Yes

%

No

%

26

71

56

 

15

 

Total

71

56

 

15

 

26th Ward, represented by Ald.  Roberto Maldonado

Pct

Votes Cast

Yes

%

No

%

8

38

25

 

13

 

23

55

35

 

20

 

24

85

52

 

33

 

49

21

17

 

4

 

Total

199

129

 

70

 

35th Ward, represented by Ald. Rey Colon

Pct

Votes Cast

Yes

%

No

%

12

53

36

 

17

 

13

59

49

 

10

 

16

71

42

 

29

 

Total

183

127

 

56

 

 


Alternative Locations for the Marine Academy

The following locations are better-suited than Ames Middle School for a Marine Academy expansion:

  • ASPIRA Charter - Mirta Ramirez Computer Science High School, 1711 N. California Ave.  Mirta Ramirez is phasing out, and there are no plans for future use of that space.
  • Von Humboldt, 2620 W. Hirsch St.  This 26th Ward school was closed in 2013.

 We also recommend that the Mayor’s Advisory Committee for School Repurposing and Community Development be given the opportunity to work with Marine Academy to find a location among the nearly 50 closed school buildings.


Photos of Marine Academy students talking to voters during school hours

March 18, 2014

Posted in Parent Engagement, Education, LSNA in the Media, Press Releases