As reported in Catalyst, which covers Chicago’s education scene…
With a looming $475 million deficit, central office is abuzz with rumors of impending layoffs this month. Today, a CPS spokeswoman confirms that layoffs are “anticipated,” but declined to say when they would occur.
Such steps are in line with what is happening at City Hall, where Mayor Richard Daley announced drastic cost-cutting measures, including 14-day furloughs for non-union employees, were in the works to offset its $300 million deficit.
How in the name of chalk dust, wax milk cartons and fish sticks (fond memories of this blogger’s childhood in the public schools) can Chicago front $500 million for the 2016 Olympics and the state come up with an additional $250 million when our schools are in such a dire situation?