CLC Launches Helpline to Assist Students Impacted by CPS Closings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chicago, IL  (July 15, 2013) –  In response to the recent CPS school closings, The Educational Equity Project of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. has launched a new helpline to assist students and families in navigating the re-enrollment process. By calling (773) 8000-EDU, students and families can find the support they need to properly enroll and receive the protections to which they are legally entitled following a school closure.

Our team can help provide answers to questions from parents affected by closures including:

  • Where should my children enroll in school?
  • How do I make sure my children are properly enrolled?
  •  What measures should my welcoming school be taking to ensure my child’s safety?
  • What services am I entitled to at a welcoming school?
  • What recourse do I have if schools are not providing my child with necessary services?

This week’s launch of the helpline coincides with the last two weeks of enrollment availability for the city-wide school lottery.  Parents interested in entering the school lottery must submit an application by 5pm on July 19th. 

For more information, please contact Civil Rights Fellow Eve Rips at erips@clccrul.org or by phone at 312.630.9744 x 240.

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Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. protects and promotes civil rights by bringing the strength and prestige of the private bar to bear on the problems of poverty and discrimination. Founded in 1969, the Committee champions equal justice and community development for underrepresented people by partnering with volunteer lawyers to provide litigation and transactional representation. For more information on the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee, visit www.clccrul.org