The petition has gathered nearly 800 signatures against Intrinsic's proposal to open in Lincoln Square.
Lane's LSC failed to agree on a new principal, has 90 days to make a decision before CPS steps in.
Teachers said they'd accept no raise, but wanted concessions on grading, testing and class size.
Routes serving museums also get a boost, while those with heavy student ridership are cut back.
Ald. Pat O'Connor said the gym and facilities are "falling apart" and "haven't been repaired in ages."
Art teacher Amy Silverman said she was "on a mission" to get the school's 13 students proper support.
The school board abruptly pulled the question off its agenda as complaints grow.
Ald. Milly Santiago said education remains "very important," despite diminishing resources at CPS.
But supporters said move would offer more choice to families.
George Chipain, the assistant principal at O.A. Thorp Scholastic Academy, will start July 1 at Prussing.
Parent and community groups are organizing three forums to inform the public on how talks are going.
Mbiganyi Lashani said he hoped to curb violence by involving young people in his new production.
The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences earned a special visit from the Geek Squad on Tuesday.
But advocates say the guidelines leave too much up to principals and need more teeth.
Board of Education Vice President Jesse Ruiz will "enjoin the duties" as interim CEO as well.
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