Board meeting

Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 5:00 PM

Austin College and Career Academy High School
231 N. Pine Ave., Auditorium
Chicago, IL 60644
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Jianan Shi President, and
Members of the Board of Education
     Mariela Estrada
     Mary Fahey Hughes
     Rudy Lozano, Jr.
     Michelle Morales
     Elizabeth Todd-Breland
     Tanya D. Woods

Enclosed is a copy of the Agenda for the Board of Education Meeting to be held on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of Austin College and Career Academy High School located at 231 North Pine Avenue, Chicago, IL [Note: Enter through Door 15]. The Board President and the Chief Executive Officer have determined that registered speakers who wish to present during Public Participation may have the option to participate in person at the location of the Board meeting or virtually via an electronic platform. The public will have access to the meeting via live stream at

Public Participation Guidelines are available on

For the September 28, 2023 Board Meeting, advance registration to speak will be available beginning Tuesday, September 26th at 10:30 a.m. and will close on Wednesday, September 27th at 5:00 p.m., or until all slots are filled. Advance registration during this period is available by the following methods:

To ensure equity of access to address the Board, an individual may not speak at two (2) consecutive meetings. In the event an individual registers to speak at a consecutive meeting, the individual will not be called to address the Board. Advance registration to observe will also be available beginning Tuesday, September 26th at 10:30 a.m. and will close on Wednesday, September 27th at 5:00 p.m., or until all slots are filled. Advance registration during this period is available by the following methods:

Although Advance Registration is recommended, you can also register to observe a meeting on the day of a Board
Meeting via:

  • Same Day In-Person Observer Registration: Austin College and Career Academy High School located at 231 North Pine Avenue, Chicago, IL
  • Registration Time: Opens at 4:45 p.m. and will remain open for the duration of the Board Meeting

Same Day, In-Person Observer Registrations are taken on a first come, first serve basis as seats become available.

The Public Participation segment of the meeting will begin following the CEO Remarks and proceed for no more than 30 registered speakers for sixty minutes. Registered speakers will receive instructions for Public Participation.

Members of the public may submit written comments for Board of Education meetings via the Written Comments Form on the Board’s website at or mailed to 1 N. Dearborn, Suite 950, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Written comments received between the day the public agenda is posted through 5 p.m. the day after the Board of Education meeting will be submitted to the Board and posted within five (5) business days on our website at

The complete, final Agenda of Actions from the August 16, 2023 Agenda Review Committee meeting, August 17, 2023 Special Board meeting, and the August 24, 2023 Board meeting is on our website:

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