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To: "Ross, Antonio" <adross1@cps.

edu>
Sent: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:28:37 -0500
Subject: Re: Fw: [FWD: Source Leaks Plan to Shutter Hyde Park High School to Private Development Interests]
From: "Jackson, Janice" <jkjackson@cps.edu>

Spoke to media and told them its hoaxed. I will have my comms team send you something.

Janice K. Jackson, EdD


Chief Executive Officer | Chicago Public Schools
Office: 773-553-1573 | Twitter: @janicejackson
42 West Madison | Chicago, Illinois 60602

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On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 11:38 AM, Ross, Antonio <adross1@cps.edu> wrote:

FYI.
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From: Kimberly Webb <Kimberly.Webb@cityofchicago.org>
Date: Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 11:36 AM
Subject: Fw: [FWD: Source Leaks Plan to Shutter Hyde Park High School to Private Development Interests]
To: "adross1@cps.edu" <adross1@cps.edu>

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Kimberly Webb
Chief of Staff, 5th Ward

From: dlcobb@thepublicityworks.net <dlcobb@thepublicityworks.net>


Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 10:33 PM
To: Leslie Hairston; Kimberly Webb
Subject: [FWD: Source Leaks Plan to Shutter Hyde Park High School to Private Development Interests]

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Subject: Source Leaks Plan to Shutter Hyde Park High School to Private
Development Interests
From: "J. Brian Malone" <jawanza.bmalone@kocoonline.org>
Date: Mon, March 12, 2018 9:47 pm
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
To: "Ross, Antonio" <adross1@cps.edu>
Sent: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:27:26 -0500
Subject: Re: Fw: [FWD: Source Leaks Plan to Shutter Hyde Park High School to Private Development Interests]
From: "Jackson, Janice" <jkjackson@cps.edu>

Spoke to media and told them

Janice K. Jackson, EdD


Chief Executive Officer | Chicago Public Schools
Office: 773-553-1573 | Twitter: @janicejackson
42 West Madison | Chicago, Illinois 60602

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On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 11:38 AM, Ross, Antonio <adross1@cps.edu> wrote:

FYI.
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From: Kimberly Webb <Kimberly.Webb@cityofchicago.org>
Date: Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 11:36 AM
Subject: Fw: [FWD: Source Leaks Plan to Shutter Hyde Park High School to Private Development Interests]
To: "adross1@cps.edu" <adross1@cps.edu>

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Kimberly Webb
Chief of Staff, 5th Ward

From: dlcobb@thepublicityworks.net <dlcobb@thepublicityworks.net>


Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 10:33 PM
To: Leslie Hairston; Kimberly Webb
Subject: [FWD: Source Leaks Plan to Shutter Hyde Park High School to Private Development Interests]

-------- Original Message --------


Subject: Source Leaks Plan to Shutter Hyde Park High School to Private
Development Interests
From: "J. Brian Malone" <jawanza.bmalone@kocoonline.org>
Date: Mon, March 12, 2018 9:47 pm
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
From: "Mullane, Patrick" <pjmullane@cps.edu>
Sent: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:56:54 -0500
Subject: Re: Hyde Park Herald - CPS Plans to Close Hyde Park High School
To: "Bolton, Emily" <eebolton@cps.edu>
Cc: Michael Passman <mrpassman@cps.edu>, Carla Escobar <cescobar10@cps.edu>

Awesome thx

On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 5:56 PM, Bolton, Emily <eebolton@cps.edu> wrote:

I'll respond - thanks!

On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 5:55 PM, Mullane, Patrick <pjmullane@cps.edu> wrote:

Hyde Park Herald reached out about whether CPS plans to close Hyde Park High School or whether the District is in
talks with developers to sell the facility.
Good to deny?

Let me know,

-Pat

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From: <a.gettinger@hpherald.com>
Date: Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 5:51 PM
Subject: HPAHS press conference response
To: communications@cps.edu

Dear sir,

Jawanza Malone of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization at a press conference today said, "Hyde Park High
School is going to be closed and turned over to a developer for luxury housing," citing an unnamed source.

Can you confirm or deny that C.P.S. is considering or going to close H.P.A.H.S. and is in talks with developers to sell
the facility?

Thank you for your time,

Aaron Gettinger
Staff writer, Hyde Park Herald
(C)
adgettinger.com

--
Pat Mullane, Press Assistant.
Chicago Public Schools
773-553-1624

--
Emily Bolton, Press Secretary, Academics
Chicago Public Schools
(773) 553-1623

--
Pat Mullane, Press Assistant.
To: Sophie McCarthy <smccarthy@kivvit.com>
Cc: Shannon Breymaier <Shannon.Breymaier@cityofchicago.org>
Received: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:40:03 -0500
Subject: Re: FW: Herald Alert on Alleged Closing of Hyde Park Academy
From: "Passman, Michael" <mrpassman@cps.edu>
image001.jpg

I talked to Dashell, who is their editor.

On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 11:56 AM, Sophie McCarthy <smccarthy@kivvit.com> wrote:

This is so irresponsible of the Hyde Park Herald. Would CPS call the editor on it? The beat reporter who has covered us –
Tonia Hill – recently left so they have a rotating cast of characters covering us now. But it feels to me they should be called to
task for this.

MARCH 14, 2018

Groups allege plan to close and sell HPAHS; CPS


denies

Members of Southside
Together Organized for Power (STOP) and Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) held a press conference
Tuesday afternoon outside of Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., alleging Chicago Public Schools
was in discussions to close the school and sell the facility to real estate developers. – Aaron Gettinger

By AARON GETTINGER
Staff Writer
Representatives from Southside Together Organized for Power (STOP) and Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
(KOCO) held a press conference Tuesday afternoon outside of Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave.,
alleging Chicago Public Schools was in discussions to close the school and sell the facility to real estate developers.

The organizers said an unnamed whistleblower tipped them off.

“We have no reason to believe that this person would seek us out to spread gossip,” said KOCO Executive Director Jawanza
Malone. “What we have is someone whose heartstrings have been pulled and is conflicted. We have someone who wants to do
a job, wants to make a living, wants to do what it is that they’ve been trained to do—but feels like what he is being asked to do
is morally wrong.”

Malone asked, “How can we say we are here to protect our children when our children are being sacrificed in the name of
profit?

He said, “Unfortunately, it falls right in line with what the mayor of this city has been doing since he was first elected to
office.”

Periodically chanting, “What do we want? A CBA! When do we want it? Now!” and sheltered by a tarp from the late-winter
precipitation, those in attendance reflected elements of this community’s unease with development coming alongside the
planned Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, which is across the street from the school.

Princella Lee, an alumnus of Hyde Park High School, said Mayor Rahm Emanuel needs to confirm or deny the unnamed
source, sign a community benefits agreement, protect the school from being closed or demolished and ensure its students get
the resources they need. Clutching a 1991 yearbook, she additionally called for a “democratically elected school board made
up of people who are impacted by these decisions … not seven handpicked people with the mayor’s self-interest at heart.”

Gabriel Piemonte, a volunteer for the school, candidate for 5th ward alderman and former Herald editor, said those who
called the presser were “shocked at this news that there is internal speculation at CPS about what this [building] would be
worth.” He reiterated, “This is really the proof that we need to indicate that a community benefits agreement is essential.”

Malone confirmed that the groups had filed Freedom of Information Act requests in 2017, yesterday and today. He named
CPS as one of the agencies from which information has been sought but refused to name others, though he promised to do so
when the requests were answered. He claimed that information received from one agency has not squared with the
information received from another agency.

When reached for comment, a CPS spokeswoman categorically denied the groups’ claims. At an appearance at the City Club of
Chicago today, CPS CEO Janice Jackson refuted the allegations, saying, “That couldn’t be further from the truth. You are
talking to a proud Hyde Park graduate. Hyde Park isn’t going anywhere. Period.”

Malone said he appreciated Jackson’s comments but hoped she verified her facts before speaking.

“We are in a city where, repeatedly, we are told one thing and the exact opposite happens,” Malone said. “What we are asking
the mayor of this city to do [is] to answer for what is out here on the street. He needs to tell us if these rumors are not true and
provide something.”

hpherald@hpherald.com

Mary Anton

Email: bmaa@uchicago.edu

Email: @

Home Phone:

Cell Phone:
To: Sophie McCarthy <smccarthy@kivvit.com>
Cc: Shannon Breymaier <Shannon.Breymaier@cityofchicago.org>
Received: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:40:23 -0500
Subject: Re: FW: Herald Alert on Alleged Closing of Hyde Park Academy
From: "Passman, Michael" <mrpassman@cps.edu>
image001.jpg

I talked to Dashell, who is the editor over there. They claim they have seen emails

On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 11:56 AM, Sophie McCarthy <smccarthy@kivvit.com> wrote:

This is so irresponsible of the Hyde Park Herald. Would CPS call the editor on it? The beat reporter who has covered us –
Tonia Hill – recently left so they have a rotating cast of characters covering us now. But it feels to me they should be called to
task for this.

MARCH 14, 2018

Groups allege plan to close and sell HPAHS; CPS


denies

Members of Southside
Together Organized for Power (STOP) and Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) held a press conference
Tuesday afternoon outside of Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., alleging Chicago Public Schools
was in discussions to close the school and sell the facility to real estate developers. – Aaron Gettinger

By AARON GETTINGER
Staff Writer
Representatives from Southside Together Organized for Power (STOP) and Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
(KOCO) held a press conference Tuesday afternoon outside of Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave.,
alleging Chicago Public Schools was in discussions to close the school and sell the facility to real estate developers.

The organizers said an unnamed whistleblower tipped them off.

“We have no reason to believe that this person would seek us out to spread gossip,” said KOCO Executive Director Jawanza
Malone. “What we have is someone whose heartstrings have been pulled and is conflicted. We have someone who wants to do
a job, wants to make a living, wants to do what it is that they’ve been trained to do—but feels like what he is being asked to do
is morally wrong.”

Malone asked, “How can we say we are here to protect our children when our children are being sacrificed in the name of
profit?

He said, “Unfortunately, it falls right in line with what the mayor of this city has been doing since he was first elected to
office.”

Periodically chanting, “What do we want? A CBA! When do we want it? Now!” and sheltered by a tarp from the late-winter
precipitation, those in attendance reflected elements of this community’s unease with development coming alongside the
planned Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, which is across the street from the school.

Princella Lee, an alumnus of Hyde Park High School, said Mayor Rahm Emanuel needs to confirm or deny the unnamed
source, sign a community benefits agreement, protect the school from being closed or demolished and ensure its students get
the resources they need. Clutching a 1991 yearbook, she additionally called for a “democratically elected school board made
up of people who are impacted by these decisions … not seven handpicked people with the mayor’s self-interest at heart.”

Gabriel Piemonte, a volunteer for the school, candidate for 5th ward alderman and former Herald editor, said those who
called the presser were “shocked at this news that there is internal speculation at CPS about what this [building] would be
worth.” He reiterated, “This is really the proof that we need to indicate that a community benefits agreement is essential.”

Malone confirmed that the groups had filed Freedom of Information Act requests in 2017, yesterday and today. He named
CPS as one of the agencies from which information has been sought but refused to name others, though he promised to do so
when the requests were answered. He claimed that information received from one agency has not squared with the
information received from another agency.

When reached for comment, a CPS spokeswoman categorically denied the groups’ claims. At an appearance at the City Club of
Chicago today, CPS CEO Janice Jackson refuted the allegations, saying, “That couldn’t be further from the truth. You are
talking to a proud Hyde Park graduate. Hyde Park isn’t going anywhere. Period.”

Malone said he appreciated Jackson’s comments but hoped she verified her facts before speaking.

“We are in a city where, repeatedly, we are told one thing and the exact opposite happens,” Malone said. “What we are asking
the mayor of this city to do [is] to answer for what is out here on the street. He needs to tell us if these rumors are not true and
provide something.”

hpherald@hpherald.com

Mary Anton

Email: bmaa@uchicago.edu

Email: @

Home Phone:

Cell Phone:
To: Sophie McCarthy <smccarthy@kivvit.com>
Cc: Shannon Breymaier <Shannon.Breymaier@cityofchicago.org>
Received: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:40:16 -0500
Subject: Re: FW: Herald Alert on Alleged Closing of Hyde Park Academy
From: "Passman, Michael" <mrpassman@cps.edu>
image001.jpg

I talked to Dashell, who is the editor over there. They claim they have seen

On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 11:56 AM, Sophie McCarthy <smccarthy@kivvit.com> wrote:

This is so irresponsible of the Hyde Park Herald. Would CPS call the editor on it? The beat reporter who has covered us –
Tonia Hill – recently left so they have a rotating cast of characters covering us now. But it feels to me they should be called to
task for this.

MARCH 14, 2018

Groups allege plan to close and sell HPAHS; CPS


denies

Members of Southside
Together Organized for Power (STOP) and Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) held a press conference
Tuesday afternoon outside of Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., alleging Chicago Public Schools
was in discussions to close the school and sell the facility to real estate developers. – Aaron Gettinger

By AARON GETTINGER
Staff Writer
Representatives from Southside Together Organized for Power (STOP) and Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
(KOCO) held a press conference Tuesday afternoon outside of Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave.,
alleging Chicago Public Schools was in discussions to close the school and sell the facility to real estate developers.

The organizers said an unnamed whistleblower tipped them off.

“We have no reason to believe that this person would seek us out to spread gossip,” said KOCO Executive Director Jawanza
Malone. “What we have is someone whose heartstrings have been pulled and is conflicted. We have someone who wants to do
a job, wants to make a living, wants to do what it is that they’ve been trained to do—but feels like what he is being asked to do
is morally wrong.”

Malone asked, “How can we say we are here to protect our children when our children are being sacrificed in the name of
profit?

He said, “Unfortunately, it falls right in line with what the mayor of this city has been doing since he was first elected to
office.”

Periodically chanting, “What do we want? A CBA! When do we want it? Now!” and sheltered by a tarp from the late-winter
precipitation, those in attendance reflected elements of this community’s unease with development coming alongside the
planned Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, which is across the street from the school.

Princella Lee, an alumnus of Hyde Park High School, said Mayor Rahm Emanuel needs to confirm or deny the unnamed
source, sign a community benefits agreement, protect the school from being closed or demolished and ensure its students get
the resources they need. Clutching a 1991 yearbook, she additionally called for a “democratically elected school board made
up of people who are impacted by these decisions … not seven handpicked people with the mayor’s self-interest at heart.”

Gabriel Piemonte, a volunteer for the school, candidate for 5th ward alderman and former Herald editor, said those who
called the presser were “shocked at this news that there is internal speculation at CPS about what this [building] would be
worth.” He reiterated, “This is really the proof that we need to indicate that a community benefits agreement is essential.”

Malone confirmed that the groups had filed Freedom of Information Act requests in 2017, yesterday and today. He named
CPS as one of the agencies from which information has been sought but refused to name others, though he promised to do so
when the requests were answered. He claimed that information received from one agency has not squared with the
information received from another agency.

When reached for comment, a CPS spokeswoman categorically denied the groups’ claims. At an appearance at the City Club of
Chicago today, CPS CEO Janice Jackson refuted the allegations, saying, “That couldn’t be further from the truth. You are
talking to a proud Hyde Park graduate. Hyde Park isn’t going anywhere. Period.”

Malone said he appreciated Jackson’s comments but hoped she verified her facts before speaking.

“We are in a city where, repeatedly, we are told one thing and the exact opposite happens,” Malone said. “What we are asking
the mayor of this city to do [is] to answer for what is out here on the street. He needs to tell us if these rumors are not true and
provide something.”

hpherald@hpherald.com

Mary Anton

Email: bmaa@uchicago.edu

Email: @

Home Phone:

Cell Phone:
From: Sophie McCarthy <smccarthy@kivvit.com>
To: Shannon Breymaier <Shannon.Breymaier@cityofchicago.org>, "Passman, Michael" <mrpassman@cps.edu>
Subject: FW: Herald Alert on Alleged Closing of Hyde Park Academy
Sent: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:56:28 +0000
image001.jpg

This is so irresponsible of the Hyde Park Herald. Would CPS call the editor on it? The beat reporter who has covered us – Tonia
Hill – recently left so they have a rotating cast of characters covering us now. But it feels to me they should be called to task for
this.

MARCH 14, 2018

Groups allege plan to close and sell HPAHS; CPS


denies

Members of Southside
Together Organized for Power (STOP) and Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) held a press conference Tuesday
afternoon outside of Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., alleging Chicago Public Schools was in
discussions to close the school and sell the facility to real estate developers. – Aaron Gettinger

By AARON GETTINGER
Staff Writer

Representatives from Southside Together Organized for Power (STOP) and Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
(KOCO) held a press conference Tuesday afternoon outside of Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave.,
alleging Chicago Public Schools was in discussions to close the school and sell the facility to real estate developers.

The organizers said an unnamed whistleblower tipped them off.


“We have no reason to believe that this person would seek us out to spread gossip,” said KOCO Executive Director Jawanza
Malone. “What we have is someone whose heartstrings have been pulled and is conflicted. We have someone who wants to do
a job, wants to make a living, wants to do what it is that they’ve been trained to do—but feels like what he is being asked to do
is morally wrong.”

Malone asked, “How can we say we are here to protect our children when our children are being sacrificed in the name of
profit?

He said, “Unfortunately, it falls right in line with what the mayor of this city has been doing since he was first elected to office.”

Periodically chanting, “What do we want? A CBA! When do we want it? Now!” and sheltered by a tarp from the late-winter
precipitation, those in attendance reflected elements of this community’s unease with development coming alongside the
planned Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, which is across the street from the school.

Princella Lee, an alumnus of Hyde Park High School, said Mayor Rahm Emanuel needs to confirm or deny the unnamed
source, sign a community benefits agreement, protect the school from being closed or demolished and ensure its students get
the resources they need. Clutching a 1991 yearbook, she additionally called for a “democratically elected school board made up
of people who are impacted by these decisions … not seven handpicked people with the mayor’s self-interest at heart.”

Gabriel Piemonte, a volunteer for the school, candidate for 5th ward alderman and former Herald editor, said those who called
the presser were “shocked at this news that there is internal speculation at CPS about what this [building] would be worth.” He
reiterated, “This is really the proof that we need to indicate that a community benefits agreement is essential.”

Malone confirmed that the groups had filed Freedom of Information Act requests in 2017, yesterday and today. He named CPS
as one of the agencies from which information has been sought but refused to name others, though he promised to do so when
the requests were answered. He claimed that information received from one agency has not squared with the information
received from another agency.

When reached for comment, a CPS spokeswoman categorically denied the groups’ claims. At an appearance at the City Club of
Chicago today, CPS CEO Janice Jackson refuted the allegations, saying, “That couldn’t be further from the truth. You are
talking to a proud Hyde Park graduate. Hyde Park isn’t going anywhere. Period.”

Malone said he appreciated Jackson’s comments but hoped she verified her facts before speaking.

“We are in a city where, repeatedly, we are told one thing and the exact opposite happens,” Malone said. “What we are asking
the mayor of this city to do [is] to answer for what is out here on the street. He needs to tell us if these rumors are not true and
provide something.”

hpherald@hpherald.com

Mary Anton

Email: bmaa@uchicago.edu

Email: @

Home Phone:

Cell Phone:
From: "Bolton, Emily" <eebolton@cps.edu>
Sent: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:56:27 -0500
Subject: Re: Hyde Park Herald - CPS Plans to Close Hyde Park High School
To: "Mullane, Patrick" <pjmullane@cps.edu>
Cc: Michael Passman <mrpassman@cps.edu>, Carla Escobar <cescobar10@cps.edu>

I'll respond - thanks!

On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 5:55 PM, Mullane, Patrick <pjmullane@cps.edu> wrote:

Hyde Park Herald reached out about whether CPS plans to close Hyde Park High School or whether the District is in
talks with developers to sell the facility.
Good to deny?

Let me know,

-Pat

---------- Forwarded message ----------


From: <a.gettinger@hpherald.com>
Date: Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 5:51 PM
Subject: HPAHS press conference response
To: communications@cps.edu

Dear sir,

Jawanza Malone of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization at a press conference today said, "Hyde Park High
School is going to be closed and turned over to a developer for luxury housing," citing an unnamed source.

Can you confirm or deny that C.P.S. is considering or going to close H.P.A.H.S. and is in talks with developers to sell
the facility?

Thank you for your time,

Aaron Gettinger
Staff writer, Hyde Park Herald
(C)
adgettinger.com

--
Pat Mullane, Press Assistant.
Chicago Public Schools
773-553-1624

--
Emily Bolton, Press Secretary, Academics
Chicago Public Schools
(773) 553-1623
From: "Bolton, Emily" <eebolton@cps.edu>
Sent: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:04:59 -0500
Subject: Fwd: Hyde Park Herald - CPS Plans to Close Hyde Park High School
To: a.gettinger@hpherald.com
Cc: Michael Passman <mrpassman@cps.edu>, "Office of Communications, CPS <communications@cps.edu>
(communications@cps.edu)" <communications@cps.edu>

Hi Aaron -

This is false. CEO Jackson was asked this question earlier at a public event; here was her response: "That couldn't be further
from the truth. You are talking to proud Hyde Park graduate. Hyde Park isn't going anywhere. Period."

---------- Forwarded message ----------


From: <a.gettinger@hpherald.com>
Date: Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 5:51 PM
Subject: HPAHS press conference response
To: communications@cps.edu

Dear sir,

Jawanza Malone of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization at a press conference today said, "Hyde Park High
School is going to be closed and turned over to a developer for luxury housing," citing an unnamed source.

Can you confirm or deny that C.P.S. is considering or going to close H.P.A.H.S. and is in talks with developers to sell
the facility?

Thank you for your time,

Aaron Gettinger
Staff writer, Hyde Park Herald
(C)
adgettinger.com

--
Emily Bolton, Press Secretary, Academics
Chicago Public Schools
(773) 553-1623

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