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The King College Prep Local School Council and school community request a meeting with Dr. Bennet. We appeal to Mayor Emanuel and the Board of Education restore $500.000 to our budget.

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The Dr. Martin Luther King College Prep High School distinguishes itself from other College Preps in the City by offering its Scholars an opportunity to focus on one of the 3 college stands track, Performing Arts, Architecture/Engineering and Information Technology.

In 2002, the Board of Education turned King into a College Prep with a focus on the College Strands.  Our Scholars receive certificates as well as college credit, from participating colleges after completing courses in a particular strand. This gives our Scholars an advantage when deciding and being accepted into college.

Most of our Scholars receive free or reduced lunch, therefore we don't have the resources that many of the other college preps have to replace the money that the Board of Education has cut from our school budget.

We are requesting that the Mayor and the Board of Education support our school by restoring $500,000.00 of the 750,000.00 taken from our budget so that we can re-hire an Architecture teacher, re-hire our Strands Co-ordinator, upgrade our outdated information technology, further develop our engineering program and purchase basic needs suchas, ink for the school printer, toilet tissue, and uniforms and equipment for the band and atheletic departments.

Sincerely,

Dr. Martin Luther King College Prep Local School Council

Mr. Lance Williams-Chair



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