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Schools boost emergency plans Tribune
The families of 260,000 Chicago public elementary school pupils will be given emergency-plan forms to help them formulate response strategies if disaster strikes, officials said Thursday.

School budget includes staff cuts Tribune
Oak Park Elementary School District 97 on Wednesday unanimously adopted its 2007 school budget, a $57.1 million spending plan that includes reductions in staff and materials.

Schools' backpack flier rule criticized Tribune
While reducing the annoyance level of parents who routinely remove crumpled wads of junk mail from backpacks, the Kildeer Countryside School District 96 is catching flak for refusing to promote an event that features its own special education coordinator as keynote speaker.

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