Schools CEO Projects $1 Billion Deficit WBBM
class size would not be enough to close the budget gap. Boosting
classes from 28 to 31 students would save $40 million, which is a
fraction of what is needed, and would require layoffs of up to 600
CPS job cuts as $975 million deficit looms Sun Times
to make ends meet this year, the district is cutting back some spring
non-varsity sports and eliminating lacrosse and water polo, officials
revealed Thursday. A highly touted freshman orientation program is also
Public Schools layoffs, furloughs: $1 billion deficit feared Tribune
grim 2011 budget forecast takes into account a skyrocketing pension
obligation next year and contractual raises for teachers that together
increase costs by about $450 million over this year, district officials
CPS Announces Job Cuts, Paints Dire Budget Outlook.
"It is our sincere desire to
avoid further layoffs, but it's not up to us. It's up to Springfield,
and it's up to our unions partnering with us."
on excused school absence killed in West Side shooting Tribune
15-year-old boy whose family said he was on an excused school absence
was shot and killed Thursday down the street from his home in the West
Side's West Garfield Park neighborhood.
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