Chicago public school officials fire 850 teachers and staffers

In a news release at the CPS[1] web site, the officials said they had identified more than $52 million in central office, operations and adminstration cuts to help close a fiscal year $1 billion deficit.

“With these new cuts, CPS has so far identified $52.3 million to date in reductions to non-classroom spending for the upcoming fiscal year, with more cuts to be announced in the coming weeks as CPS finalizes its district wide budget,” the release says. “This is in addition to nearly $600 million in reductions to central office and centrally funded programs made since 2011.”

(Photo: CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and Mayor Rahm Emanuel/NBC Chicago screengrab)


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