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Vitale demand for proof of community support is met by Ames Referendum success (Video)

Parents and Ames Community leaders testified at the CPS Board meeting on Wednesday 03/15/14 after Referendum success asking David Vitale to reconsider plans to convert Ames to Military School.  69% of Voters said YES to SaveAmes.

Community Group To Chicago Board Of Ed: Let Voters Decide Fate Of Ames

Let the voters decide.  
Vote March 18th in Ward 1: pct 26  Ward 26: Pct 8,23,24,49  Ward 35: 12,13,16

Ames Change to Military Academy Approved by Board of Education

Maldonado has pushed for the switch for over a year, and it was recently backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, even though Board of Education President David Vitale said a year ago that there was no such change under consideration.

Board members approve Ames military conversion

Maldonado’s proof of support also was questioned. He said he had a “scientific” survey done to gauge community support for the Ames conversion into a military school and it found that 72 percent of the 300 respondents want it.

However, one mother from Ames played board members a tape of the phone message of the survey sponsored by Maldonado. In it, Ames is called a gang-infested school.

Board updates student rules, responds to fired teachers

Revisions to the CPS Student Code of Conduct and comments by LSNA student leader Jasmine Sarmiento a junior at Kelvyn Park High School.