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

On March 18th Voters said YES to #SaveAmes.

Ames Middle School Victory despite Marines at polling places

"Uniformed Marines have no business hanging around polling places during an election -- unless we're under martial law. Are we?

If not, back to the barracks. E Pluribus Unim."

Community supports Ames Middle School. Another Logan Square victory last night.

The results will be presented to the School Board on March 26 providing the officials “a great opportunity for them to go back and reflect on their vote in December,” said neighborhood activist Leticia Barrera.

Mayor Rahm loses in primary election!

"...three cheers for the activists in Logan Square who won big in the referendum over Mayor Emanuel's plans to turn Ames into a marine academy.

Almost 69 percent of the voters preferred to keep it a community school. Let's see if Mayor Emanuel backs down."

Ames Middle School Should Not be a Military Academy, Voters Say

About two out of three voters in the eight precincts surrounding Ames voted Tuesday in an advisory referendum to keep Ames a neighborhood school and not to convert it to a military academy.

Ames residents ‘relying on the democratic process’ in saving school

“If [CPS] proceeds [with the conversion],” said Barrera, “They will say clearly that it doesn’t matter what the community is doing, what they are saying or what they want.”

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

CPS wants to convert Ames Middle School to a marine academy

In December 2014 the CPS Board voted to convert Ames Middle School into Marine Math and Science Academy.  But the community is still fighting.  Signatures were secured to put the following question on the March 18th primary ballot in seven precincts in the Ames enrollment area.