CPS Budget Informational Meetings Monday Night, 7/20/15

LSC Members received the following email and the attached documents regarding Budget Informational Meetings. There are three total meetings, happening at the same time, this Monday night from 6-7:30,

Dear  LSC Members, 

As a reminder, with the release of the 2015-2016 budget allocations to schools, the CPS Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be conducting three budget informational sessions on:

                                           Monday, July 20, 2015

RYH Survey: 2015-16 CPS Budget Cuts

As we’ve done in the past, we’ve created a survey to collect information on school-level budget cuts. We will not share information publicly about individual schools, so please make sure to fill this out or share with an LSC member at your school to fill out.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BudgetcutsFY2016

Budget Details by School

CPS released school-level budgets that specify which schools received cuts and which increases.  A sortable Excel file is attached as is a PDF version. The file identifies whether the cut came from changes in per-pupil funding or from other sources. 

RYH Testimony: Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force Meeting on 7-11-15

On Saturday, July 13, 2015, the Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force (CEFTF) held a meeting. Raise Your Hand testified with many other parents, teachers, and community members and organizations. The below is the written testimony submitted to the Task Force by RYH.

 

Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force Meeting

When: 

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where: 

Hope Presbyterian Church
1354 West 61st Street
60608 Chicago, IL
United States

The below is from an email received from the Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force (CEFTF):

Sign In/Registration begins at 9:30am.

Location

Hope Presbyterian Church
1354 West 61st Street
60608 Chicago, IL
United States

RYH Town Hall Meeting on the CPS 2015-16 Budget

When: 

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Where: 

Eckhart Park
1330 W. Chicago
Chicago, IL
United States

6:30-8:00pm

Learn about the CPS Budget! Work on restoring funds and discuss moving towards sustainable solutions.

Scheduled speakers:

Amanda Kass, Research Director, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

Rod Estvan, Education Policy Analyst, Access Living

 

 

Location

Eckhart Park
1330 W. Chicago
Chicago, IL
United States

$200M in cuts- Our Statement

We are alarmed but not surprised about the announcement today that CPS will be making $200M in cuts that will in part impact operations at the school level. This crisis has been years in the making, and while we could spend hours detailing all the terrible decisions that have been made along the way to get to this point, now is the time to push for sustainable solutions so that all parties – the state, city and CPS-can adequately address this situation and put our school district on a path towards health and not further austerity. 

RYH Statement to Chicago Board of Education

24 June 2015 - Testimony from Wendy Katten

Good evening. Regarding the horrible CPS fiscal situation we are in, RYH created a document with a list of multi-pronged solutions, as we know there is not one approach to fix this mess. The state, city and CPS all need to be part of the solution.  

The state hasn’t paid into the CTPF for over 25 years as it claimed it would do, and we are asking parents to call their legislators about this.

Statement on Springfield's refusal to pass CPS pension payment delay bill

6-23-15: Today the House failed to support a 6-week pension delay bill that both the CPS and CTU supported and the pension fund does not oppose and that would have allowed CPS to delay making their full pension payment until August. Even though this is not an ideal situation, we support this bill in conjunction with sustainable revenue from both the state and city. If the bill doesn't pass this month, it could harm CPS's credit rating and thereby magnify CPS's fiscal woes.

Visual map of where charters opened last year and the impact on budgets at nearby schools.

View an interactive map of where charter schools opened last year in Chicago, and the negative impact it had on neighborhood high schools here.

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