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CPS families of color call for elected school board

Jan 10, 2021 - Chicago Sun-Times

Community groups are urging Illinois Senate President Don Harmon to allow that chamber to vote during this week's lame-duck session on a bill to do away with an appointed school board. In 2012, Brenda Delgado spoke at her first Chicago Board of Education meeting. A parent of a child who attended Salazar Elementary, which was at risk of being closed, Delgado was "passionately crying," urging board members to keep her child's school open.

Board members were doodling in their notebooks, sa...