The Tribune is reporting that this year's PFAD form includes a $1000 donation requirement (CPS Principal for a Day): The
registration form for the Thursday event asked participants to pledge
at least $1,000 in cash or services to their assigned schools, a move
that has prompted 40 to 50 calls to CPS headquarters. CPS has responded as follows, claiming that it was a suggestion not a requirement:
"In response to feedback received last year, CPS this year slightly altered the format of PFAD to allow participants more time in schools and more clearly define the nature of the partnerships. The forms PFADs were asked to fill out required them to check a box committing a contribution (cash or in-kind, resources, job shadows, mentorship, etc.) - either/or was acceptable. The levels are simply suggested and voluntary levels of contributions.
The term "required" should not have been used and potentially could have created confusion. The District invites all interested persons to engage in Principal for a Day."