February 11, 2016

February 2016 Hall Monitor

Placement and use of Portable Classrooms has a History of Controversy In 1963, Chicago Public Schools installed trailers on campuses to add capacity.   Neighborhood school policy of the Superintendent of Schools, Benjamin Willis, included a solution of installing trailers referred to as “Willis Wagons.”  This controversy created a heated public debate about the effect of this…

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January 11, 2016

January 2016 Hall Monitor

Taking the Initiative on the Need for a State School Bond By Eric Hall Proposition 1D, a $7.3B State Bonds measure was passed by the voters in 2006 and was the last State wide bond measure to be placed on the ballot. With the exception of some funds remaining from prior State bond measures, schools have…

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