Chicago School Board Approves $5.4B CPS BudgetThe Chicago Board of Education voted unanimously today to approve a controversial $5.4 billion budget for the Chicago Public Schools, including a property tax hike to fund teacher pensions.
CPS Tells Principals No Layoffs, No Major CutsCPS Chief Executive Officer Forrest Claypool said there will be some efficiencies, but he can’t say exactly how a big budget gap will be closed.
CTU Blames CPS Crisis On Failed Leadership From Emanuel, RaunerWith Illinois lawmakers unable to reach a deal on a state budget, and the head of the Chicago Public Schools warning schools might not open in fall without state funding, the Chicago Teachers Union said the problem could be solved “if people start acting like grownups.”
Claypool Warns CPS Won't Open In Fall Without State Education BudgetChicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool told CBS 2 that CPS and many other districts in Illinois would be unable to open in fall if Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly cannot agree on some type of budget deal and approve funding for public schools across the state.
CPS Leadership, Parents, Students To Rally For More Funding In SpringfieldThe rally comes just hours after the Illinois House approved Speaker Michael Madigan’s budget plan, which would add $700 million for public schools statewide, including $287 million in additional funding for CPS.
School Superintendents Ask Rauner To Back Change In Funding FormulaSuburban and downstate school superintendents are among those urging the governor to support legislation that would change the way education funds are distributed in Illinois, and the Rauner Administration is responding.
Emanuel Shoots Down Teachers Union's Tax Plan To Fund SchoolsMayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool on Thursday rejected a laundry list of new and increased taxes the Chicago Teachers Union had suggested to boost funding for the cash-strapped school district.
Claypool Denounces Latest School Funding Proposal From Springfield Chicago Schools CEO Forrest Claypool Tuesday denounced the latest statewide school funding proposal, saying it is a conscious effort to bankrupt the Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago Public Schools Files Complaint Against Teachers Union Over 'Illegal' StrikeCPS CEO Forrest Claypool says he wants a state panel to block the Chicago Teachers Union from striking again, and he wants the CTU to pay for costs incurred Friday when teachers walked.
Chicago Public Schools Making Arrangements For Students When Teachers WalkForrest Claypool, the CEO of CPS, says the system will have at least 250 sites open next week where students can go.
Claypool Not Ruling Out Civil Rights Lawsuit Against State Over School FundingChicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool took issue with Governor Rauner's statement on school funding.
Students Walk Out Of Class To Protest CPS Budget CutsAbout 200 students walked out of a North Side high school on Friday, to protest the financial crisis the Chicago Public Schools system is facing.