AM News: Why So Few Kids Vaccinated?

image from scholasticadministrator.typepad.comMany Chicago students still not vaccinated, documents show Medill:  Nearly one out of six students -- 16 percent -- in Chicago Public Schools did not meet vaccine or physical examination requirements as of Oct. 14, according to internal CPS documents obtained by Medill News Service... A conversation with City Colleges of Chicago's chancellor  WBEZ:  City Colleges of Chicago may lose hundreds of positions this year. Officials have said cuts would most affect administrators, as they try to consolidate personnel across the seven colleges and avoid a tuition hike... Pension Reform Key to Chico Endorsement CNC:  It is unclear what impact the FOP endorsement will have on the campaign for the Feb. 22 mayoral election. Union officials said they are still deciding how much money they will donate to the cause of their endorsed candidate...

 Two CPS teachers arrested, charged with theft Mark Gruntzel, 43, of the 7500 block of North Damen Avenue, was a longtime teacher and ran a $75-a-week after-school program at Walt Disney Magnet School in Buena Park. Also appearing in court Wednesday was Edmund Jones, 29, a former teacher at Marshall High School in East Garfield Park, who is accused of diverting more than $9,200 in school funds into his personal account... Chicago teacher accused of stealing from school Sun Times:  A Chicago public school teacher has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars in fees and PTA funds from the school where he works. According to Chicago Public Schools inspector general James Sullivan, 43-year-od Mark Gruntzel is accused of stealing...

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  • I can only speak to my own experience, but we received the letter stating that we weren't vaccinated and we'd already given them our paperwork. Either it had been filed improperly or lost. The letter was sent mid-October, so I wonder how many of those children are vaccinated, but the paperwork isn't current.

  • Yeah they love her and that is why all their kids are in the gifted program. I already started my own little investigation. The BOE is recieving letters for information owed to me by law. If you are making a little comment in your head which I know you are , you are wrong. My child is straight A student (except for 1 B), perfect attendance, good citizen award, I volunteer a few days out the week and so on. See you soon.

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