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About 200 more schools now have been inspected, with results available for about 150 of them said Arnie Rivera.
Inspector General Nicholas Schuler said that CPS should immediately halt the “unjustifiable” perk at Oscar Mayer Magnet elementary school.
Chicago school leaders promised better academic opportunities when they closed 50 schools in 2013, but the affected students saw test scores drop.
That monitor will have the authority to review CPS’ special ed staffing formula and budget plan and approve changes CPS may seek regarding special ed.
Some 18 schools will get $154 million in roof work and another five will see $35 million in mechanical repairs starting in June.
The Marcellos found themselves swept up in an unrelated investigation by the watchdog agency for the Chicago Public Schools.
Dirty schools are unacceptable, the Chicago Board of Education said Wednesday, demanding more accountability from contractors hired to clean schools.
The privately-run but publicly funded schools must get school board approval to make changes regarding location, grades offered, expansions and names.
THE WATCHDOGS: CPS is giving $259 million in added work to a company that couldn’t keep Chicago schools clean, records obtained by the Sun-Times show.
The Chicago Public Schools released the school-by-school breakdown of how it will divvy up its $3.1 billion budget for the upcoming school year.
Chicago Public Schools principals’ budgets for the coming year include increases for teacher raises, allowing them to maintain staffing levels.
This week, Chicago Public School parents, neighbors and school staffers will elect Local School Council members from more than 5,000 candidates.
A day before the school janitors’ union planned a strike vote, the union says Chicago Public Schools officials have agreed to hire 200 more janitors.
Asked about Sun-Times’ report CPS cheated to help schools pass outside audits of their cleanliness, Mayor Rahm Emanuel promises “a solution to this.”