The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) district could see as many as 32 new charter and alternative schools open or expand in upcoming school years.
CPS officials announced the new school proposals on Friday, which came from various school operators, including Intrinsic Schools, KIPP Chicago, the Nobel Network of Charter Schools and others.
The school district's consideration of new charter and alternative schools comes after 50 Chicago neighborhood schools were closed in 2013, the largest single round of school closings in the nation's history.
The Chicago Board of Education is expected to take up the latest charter and alternative school proposals recommended by CPS officials in October, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. A good portion of the new school proposals have an anticipated opening date of fall of 2016.
Neighborhoods in which the new schools would open, if approved by the Chicago Board of Education, include Hyde Park, Back of the Yards, Roseland, Portage Park, Rogers Park, East Garfield Park and Lawndale, according to the newspaper.