Chicago Public Schools

Sole bid for Chicago charter school dropped

Sole bid for Chicago charter school dropped

Chicago Public Schools won't be advancing any plans for new privately operated schools this year after the sole remaining applicant for an additional charter campus abandoned an effort for a shuttered South Side building.

The application to open the Kemet Leadership Academy charter school at the site of the former Morgan Elementary School in the Gresham neighborhood was withdrawn on Friday, a district spokeswoman said.

A group of the district's existing independent school operators are still set to have their contracts extended in a vote by the Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday.

That list includes nine charter operators that run 29 campuses, and a contract school...

39°