The Illinois Board of Education confirmed an earlier Chicago Board of Education decision revoking Urban Prep Academy’s charter status on Wednesday by denying the institution’s appeal, making the change official.
The CPS statement said that Urban Prep Academy schools were found to be in non-compliance with legal requirements and to hold the charter at the time of the October 2022 vote.
Urban Prep Academy has filed an appeal with the state Board of Education after the Chicago Board of Directors voted to revoke the institution’s charter status in response to the schools’ alleged abuses.
“We are pleased that today the State Board of Education denied UPA’s appeal, thereby affirming the Chicago Board of Education’s non-renewal decision. The Urban Prep Academies Corporate Board was neither student-centered nor financially responsible. Chicago General:
The statement added that the board will work with students, staff, and parents at Urban Prep Academy to prepare for the 2023-24 school year, with the district’s commitment to “operating a high-quality CPS-run high school in existing Bronzeville and Englewood campus locations, with programs that continue to focus on cultural identity.” , social-emotional support, and strong post-secondary pathways for students.”