Suburban School District Votes To Cut Over 300 Teachers

CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. (CBS/WBBM) — A suburban school district is getting ready to lay off hundreds of teachers at the end of term.

According to a spokeswoman, teachers at Community School District 300 in Carpentersville will receive letters Thursday indicating that they no longer have a contract.

The district, which includes more than two dozen schools in several Kane and McHenry county suburbs, hopes to bring back all of the teachers. But the district needs to negotiate salaries with the union to make that happen, the spokeswoman said.

Students have said they might walk out on Thursday.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Regine Schlesinger reports, on Wednesday, over 1,000 people packed a gym – many of them booing the cost-cutting plans that led to the teacher layoffs.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Regine Schlesinger reports

It was at the end of the heated meeting that the board narrowly voted to approve 363 layoffs to close a $5 million budget hole.

School board members are hoping to avert some of the job cuts, and are hoping the unions will work with the school board to find other ways of closing the gap.

  • swizzle

    Forgive J Multer, this triator is a Republicans so their obsession with hating minorities is to be expected.
    Not all Republicans are racist, but all racists are Republicans, need proof?
    You can thank J Multer for that.lmao

  • Jim

    I want to preface by stating that I do not agree with the J Multer comment. It was indeed wrong.
    Not all Democrats are dumb, but all dumb people are Democrats, need proof? Please read the swizzle comment above. ” this triator is a Republicans”? LMAO!

  • da momma

    well, the j multer comment is gone so i’m guessing it was pretty bad.

    swizzle: racism is a two-way street. minorities can be (and are) racist toward majorities and, for the most part, minorities are democrats because they think the republicans can’t possibly care about them, right? the naacp is a racist organization because it discriminates based on color of skin. the organization will not assist asians or hispanics but i guess that black on non-black racism is OK because no one even questions it.

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