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After Parents Stage Sit-In, CPS Drops Plan To Co-Locate Little Village Schools

CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools officials have suspended a controversial plan to house high school classes in a Little Village building that already holds two elementary schools.

CPS said on Thursday that it will not move forward with its plan to"co-locate" John Spry high school students into Maria Saucedo Academy, 2850 W. 24th Blvd., which already shares its building with Telpochcalli Elementary.

The proposal, part of a CPS plan to close or consolidate six schools for the 2015-2016 school year, was intended to save CPS some precious budget funds while also putting students into a better educational environment.

That's because John Spry Community Links school houses some of its three-year high school students in the Little Village Boys & Girls Club. Moving the high schoolers into Saucedo would save the district about $95,000 a year, according to teachers and parents. Read More.

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