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 policy to keep African-American kids in their local schools. Students of different races were kept separate and their educational opportunities remained far from equal.
By Eric Hall
Corrected Developer Fee Adjustment
- Priority funding School Construction Apportionments-this item provides apportionments for $81.7 million for 31 projects from 20 school districts. Apportionment requests were received by 91 percent of the eligible projects on the Unfunded List. The Board was able to provide apportionments for all of the apportionment requests received.
- Annual Adjustment to SFP Grants- This item corrects the percentage increase for the Annual Adjustment to School Facility Program Grants from 0.27 percent to 2.79 percent, based on a correction to the RS Means Class B Construction Cost Index.
- Index Adjustment on the Assessment for Development-This item corrects the percentage increase for the biennial Index Adjustment on the Assessment for Development from 1.05 percent to 3.59 percent, based on the correction to the RS Means Class B Construction Cost Index described above.
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