Students leave the Jean De Lafayette Elementary School on March 21, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
It’s a win for those in the Austin community who never supported the school’s conversion several years to a charter school model.
Robert Croston, principal of Jenner: I am trying to position our school to get into a position to be successful.
BF: When Ogden Principal Mike Beyer started the job in August, he found a school overcrowded at 103 percent capacity.
At the time, however, the school district would not say the empty school was closed because that would mean they broke their vow not to close any school for five years after shuttering 50 schools in 2013.
Critics of the school district are skeptical of how CPS came to have zero students at the schools slated for closure.