Video Update and Call to Action – Day 40

Please watch this video update and call to action by Araceli from the Whittier Parent Committee.

The Struggle For La Casita at Whittier Continues!

We Need Community Support!

After over 40 days of the sit-in for a much needed library at La Casita, the Whittier Parent Committee is close to victory.  However a final push is still needed to hold CPS CEO Ron Huberman to his verbal agreement and solidify the demands of the parent committee. To assure a successful end to this struggle, a strong showing of support from families and allies of the community is needed. Stand in solidarity at the upcoming CPS Board meeting on Wed. Oct. 27th, 2010 to pressure board members to sign into agreement the parent committee’s final demands:

  • No Demolition of La Casita
  • No Bid Process For Leasing La Casita (Pending Legal Review)
  • Remove Storage Container From Playground
  • CPS to pay for a detailed inspection, assessment and cost of work need for La Casita to comply with fire and building codes
  • CPS will work with Whittier Parent Committee on design and final plan for Whittier School Library

What Can You Do?

Call Mayor Daley and officials to pressure the Chicago Board of Education to pass the resolution containing the verbal agreement between Whittier Parent Committee and CPS at Wednesday’s meeting:

  • Mayor Daley                            312-744-3300
  • CPS CEO Huberman             773-553-1550
  • Chicago Board of Ed              773-553-1600

Come support the Whittier Parents at 9am on Wed. Oct 27th at the Board of Education meeting, 125 S. Clark St.

Ø Call Daley, Solis, and Huberman to pressure the CPS Board to pass the resolution containing the verbal agreement between Whittier Parent Committee and CPS: