CHICAGO – State Rep. Silvana Tabares, D-Chicago, and state Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, met with J. Sterling Morton 201’s new superintendent and culinary students at the high school during a recent visit.

“In today’s modern economy, it’s important that our schools have a diverse curriculum that offers both vocational and life skills,” Tabares said. “With our new funding plan, schools should no longer be forced to cut important programs that ensure our kids have an opportunity to explore careers options.”

Tabares and Hernandez attended a legislative breakfast prepared by the students of Morton High School’s culinary program. The lawmakers met with J. Sterling Morton 201’s new superintendent, Timothy Truesdale, to talk about his goals for the school district. Additionally, they discussed the education funding reform plan supported by Tabares and Hernandez, which will provide $8,595,117 in additional funding to Morton 201.

“I want to thank Superintendent Truesdale for hosting us, and to the culinary students for preparing such a delicious breakfast,” Hernandez said. “With the over $8.5 million in new funding that Morton 201 will receive, we can move forward knowing that our children will receive the tools they need to succeed.”


State Rep. Silvana Tabares (Left) and state Rep. Lisa Hernandez (Right) joined by state Rep. Mike Zalewski and students from the J. Sterling Morton 201 culinary program.

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