On Tuesday, March 1, 2016 the Illinois State Charter School Commission voted to grant Amandla’s Appeal. As a result, Amandla Charter School will not close at the end of this school year, but will instead begin operating as a commission charter school. Ms. Kirmes, Amandla’s CEO who was at once humbled and thrilled by the news shared this comment, “This victory belongs to our entire community and every single member of our Amandla Team & Family should be extremely proud. To everyone who wrote letters, attended meetings and rallies, and marched 8 miles for Amandla, thank you, your effort made all the difference! Amandla was saved because of you!”
The transition from a CPS authorized charter school to an Illinois State authorized charter school will be busy and exciting, so check back soon for important updates.