UPDATED 4:33 p.m. 2/19/16
CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Public Schools will be sending layoff notices to 62 employees, including 17 teachers, the district said Monday afternoon as it cuts millions of dollars from school budgets at the start of the second semester.READ MORE: Chicago Woman Lost Thousands To Unemployment Scammer, And She Wants To Know Why More Isn't Being Done To Get Money Back
In a press release, CPS said the layoffs include 43 full-time staff and 19 part-time employees.
CPS CEO Forrest Claypool said the 17 laid-off teachers should not affect class size.
“We’re doing what we have to to finish the school year and keep the doors open and open the school doors next year and we’re going to minimize those impacts on the classroom,” Claypool said. “Part of this was working closely with our principals, part of it was using federal grant money to minimize the impact of some of these cuts.”