It’s been three weeks since Waters Local School Council members, Principal Kipp and Ald. Ameya Pawar met with Chicago Public School representatives. At that meeting CPS representatives promised to engage with the Waters community on the annex design. Since that meeting, LSC Chair Erica Smith says CPS representatives have not reached out to the LSC or any other community leaders.
Also this last week, surveyors were spotted in the northeast corner of the school campus. Julie Peterson, from the Waters Ecology Program, says one of the surveyors showed a parent blueprints with some kind of building plans. It seems that planning is underway, but exactly how much, and to what extent is unclear.
Finally, LSC Chair Smith reports that she was invited to a meeting next Friday, November 16, with Ald. Pawar and CPS officials to, “chalk out how a community process would work,” she says.
This Sunday evening, a group of concerned parents from the LSC, Waters Today and the Ecology and Garden Program, gathered together to discuss how to better organize in preparation for Friday’s meeting with CPS officials. To prepare for Friday’s meeting with CPS officials, the group agreed to hold a meeting Tuesday evening to discuss what we know about the annex construction process and gather community input from parents on their priorities for the annex.
Waters Community Annex Discussion
Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Queen of Angels Church Basement
2330 W. Sunnyside Ave.
Principal Kipp has been invited to participate. If you have a concern about the annex and the construction plans, please join us.