CPS: Number of teacher layoffs reduced from 140 to 134

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Because of last-minute negotiations by school principals with Chicago Public Schools brass, the number of teachers who were given pink slips this week was reduced from 140 to 134, school officials announced Tuesday.

Negotiations included adapting the use of school funds to keep as many teachers as possible.

The layoffs were due to declining enrollment.

The number of layoffs among school support staff — such as classroom aides — also was reduced by six, from 109 to 103.

The school with the most teacher layoffs is Kelvyn Park High School, with six dismissals.

Three schools had five teacher layoffs: Bronzeville High School; Bradwell School of Excellence, a kindergarten through eighth grade school in the South Shore neighborhood; and Henderson Elementary School in the West Englewood neighborhood.

It’s not yet clear how charter school staffing has been affected.

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