The specific case of Trumball School, and the explanation of how the CPS Utilization Formula penalizes CPS schools slated for closing.

Per interview on WTTW Chicago Tonight:

Do we believe that the Chicago Public School District unfairly punishes CPS Schools which serve high-needs special education students who attend classrooms that have legally capped maximums?


The CPS Utilization Formula also punishes schools that use school spaces for community-based partnerships; “pull-out” services such as speech and occupational therapy interventions; computer labs and music rooms; and so on.

You can read about my reasoning and the information that I provided to WTTW here:

The Mom Who’s Challenging CPS on its Data

Here is the utilization of Trumball Elementary School that I provided to WTTW as an example:

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