Demand Shuttle Service between Ogden East Campus and Jenner Campus!

Demand Shuttle Service between Ogden East Campus and Jenner Campus!

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Lisa G started this petition to Mr. Swinney, Mr. Herrick, Mr. Boraz and

CPS Families and Parents: 

It is with my intent to pursue the needs of our families and children for the forthcoming school year so everyone’s transition is as smooth as possible; with options that we are entitled to. This includes the shuttle service between Ogden East Campus and the Jenner Campus that is at the risk of being cancelled. We can not let that happen. 

When this merger of the schools was decided this shuttle service was used as a benefit to families should the merger vote pass by the Board. CPS then made big decisions for the community/school system with that as a favorable point to vote for the merger and sway the Parents to be comfortable to do so. The most important factor here, which is being discussed amongst many, was NOT mentioned to our CPS Ogden families: that the shuttle would be intact for 2 years -  this was NOT brought to the attention of families and Parents to comment on, but with-held. It is important to note, this shuttle service existed before the merger when 6th-8th grade students were at the high school building as well. This is not a new topic at hand.


In sum, there has always been a shuttle for the grades not housed at East Campus. The merger contract should not have affected this. Responsibility lies on the CPS school system; Parents should have been notified prior to the merger that this had a pending expiration. It was most definitely not discussed - the accountability for that error is on CPS’s behalf. 


We as CPS Parents of Ogden have choices; CPS did not educate us properly to make the right choices for our children and families; instead they took away our familiar known choices for our children and have turned them into issues for our CPS families. 


As Parents, we could have applied to magnet schools if we knew the transportation was going to be an issue to the Jenner campus. Now, Parents do not have a choice as those decisions had to be made back in the Fall of 2020 when we ALL assumed the shuttle would continue to exist. The magnet schools now do not have room for our children. CPS’s lack of communication has created a terrible domino effect for our CPS families. 

This is not a unilateral road. CPS expects the continuous support from CPS Parents, in their strikes, in Covid and beyond. We expect CPS’s support for our families and our children for this coming school year. The shuttle needs to remain in place.

Parents - raise your voices now. Demand the shuttle service. Sign this, so our voices are collectively heard for the 2021-2022 school year and beyond. 

Best,

LG

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