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Parents urge CPS to OK new Chatham site for Concept school

Margaret Fitzpatrick presiding as an independent hearing officer listens speaker during public hearing changing locatiHorizScience Academy Clay Evans Charter School

Margaret Fitzpatrick, presiding as an independent hearing officer, listens to a speaker during a public hearing on changing the location of Horizon Science Academy Clay Evans Charter School, opening in the fall of 2014, from 8522 S. Lafayette to 9130-40 S. Vincennes. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

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Updated: September 22, 2014 11:59AM



South Side parents gathered Tuesday to urge Chicago Public Schools officials to allow Concept Schools to open its planned Chatham charter school in a new facility.

Chantay Moore plans to send her 5-year-old to kindergarten at the school, Horizon Science Academy-Clay Evans. She burst into tears while addressing the hearing officer charged with hosting the meeting to discuss the charter school operator’s proposed new location at 9130 S. Vincennes.

“We do not have any other options in our neighborhood,” she said. Her daughter, Aniya, told the hearing officer, “I will be happy.”

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