ROGERS PARK — Chicago Public Schools notified teachers and parents this week it would begin removing lead paint from six Gale Math and Science Academy bathrooms.
Work will begin June 13 and continue through the end of the month, according to a letter from CPS to the school.
School leaders said last week that they've complained for years about the peeling paint and other facility problems, such as malfunctioning fire-alarm systems, but never received a response from CPS.
The news that at least some of the lead paint in the school would be removed was reassuring to parent and LSC member Josh Hartwell, but he questioned whether the laundry list of other problems would be addressed.
"It's been nice to hear they've been out," he said. "I haven't heard any timetable on when these things will actually be done."
Hartwell said CPS workers had been "coming in and out of the school" since last week.
"At this point, as a parent, you just want to see everything done," he said. "It is nice to hear that they're looking into these things, but looking into them and getting things fixed are two different things."
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