Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool says he turned to consultants he’s worked with before because he needed help from “skilled experts.”
The $269 million in local funding would be in addition to state money that school officials are hoping will arrive through school-funding legislation.
A CPS official acknowledged under questioning that the “achievement gap” between black and white students remains “about the same.”
About 950 Chicago Public Schools employees were being notified Monday they’re being laid off, including 356 teachers and about 600 support staffers.
The influential head of Chicago’s Catholic Archdiocese met with Gov. Bruce Rauner about trying to get a tax benefit for contributions to scholarships.
But Rauner’s changes didn’t just target the “Chicago bailout” he’s been railing against since the legislation passed in May.
The governor’s office said it’s about time — but made no promises about signing it.
“Play regional politics and petty politics” on another issue, Emanuel told Rauner.
CPS CEO Forrest Claypool again accused Gov. Bruce Rauner of discriminating against the district’s minority children. Claypool was accused of the same.
After a weekend of problems with budgeting software, Chicago Public Schools published individual school budgets on Monday.