week members of Raise Your Hand met with David Vitale and Abigayil Joseph, the
President of the school board and the Chief of Staff to the Board President to
discuss the extended day situation and associated funding issues.
asked President Vitale if 7.5 hours was set in stone since this is the message
we have received from other CPS officials at community forums. He said that as far as the board is
concerned, no schedule has been decided upon yet for next year. The Board will
need to approve any plan proposed by the management at CPS. This plan is
a work in progress right now, according to Mr. Vitale, and will be dependent on
funding from the state and other sources, which is not set yet for next year.