On December 5, 2011, over 50 members of the Pablo Casals School (3501 W Potomac) community visited Alderman Roberto Maldonado’s ward night as part of its campaign to stop the “turnaround” of their school. “Turnaround” is a CPS policy where everyone working in a school building is fired and replaced with a new staff. Parents and school staff worked together to organize the community to attend the night, which was canceled at the last minute without notice. The Casals group decided to turn what they hoped to be a discussion with the alderman to a picket outside his Humboldt Park office. A representative from the Alderman’s office later told the group that he would meet with them on Wednesday, December 7th.