Firing the heads of the Chicago Park District, City Colleges, CPS and Chicago Housing Authority would cost taxpayers at least $820,000 in payouts.
With Day 6 of the CICS teacher strike wrapping up, it’s become the longest-ever charter work stoppage.
A nearly $600 million improvement in the district’s finances last year won’t change its grade with Standard & Poor’s.
Activists and Chicago Teachers Union representatives called on mayoral candidates to be more explicit about how they would deal with the problem.
“We’ll be on strike until our class sizes are smaller,” CTU Vice President Stacy Davis Gates said as more than 100 members picketed Tuesday.
Teachers were supposed to submit grades by Friday, but the cancelation of classes forced some schools to reschedule exams for next week.
The program will launch this year at 50 schools across the city, but is expected to grow and expand to more schools.
The district closed out last fiscal year with $324 million in surplus funds, but still faces mountains of debt and pension obligations.
Chicago Public Schools released next year’s calendar. It’s the earliest the district has ever released a calendar for the upcoming school year.
The district ended the 2018 fiscal year with $324 million in its general operating fund, the first time in 3 years that fund hasn’t ended in the red.
The number of complaints against staff and students sent to the new Office of Student Protections is nearing 1,000, officials said.
The error allowed 798 students to apply to schools they weren’t eligible for, and blocked eight more from their seeing all their options.
The former Chicago Police Board president also wants a moratorium on new charter schools.
The funding comes from Mars Food’s Seeds of Change Grant Program and will expand the district’s Eat What You Grow initiative to 130 CPS schools.
CTU President Jesse Sharkey lambasted Bill Daley’s proposal to replace local school councils.