Special ed cuts- and resources if you need assistance

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Getting a proper IEP in CPS can be difficult, and making sure the IEP is implemented can also be challenging. If you are having problems, below is a list of resources - from advocates who may be able to attend IEP meetings with you, to attorneys, who may be able to help if you are unable to resolve the issue via going up the chain of command at CPS.

Non-Profit Organizations

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

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
Illinois US

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
Illinois US

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
Illinois US

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
Illinois US

$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.

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