Attend an aldermanic ward night and share info about the budget cuts in your ward. As you'll see, some have regular weekly open-door meetings and some have "by appointment" only meetings. Organize a group of parents and have them visit your alderman (and also state legislators) regarding the budget cuts.
1 Proco “Joe” Moreno
Tuesdays 4–7pm (2058 N Western Ave)
2 Robert Fioretti
Mondays 3–6pm (1319 S State St, suite A)
3 Pat Dowell
Thursdays 6–8pm (5046 S State St)
4 William Burns
Third Mondays 5–8pm (435 E 35th St)
We are continuing to compile a list of reported budget cuts from parents and LSC members at the school level. Note, these numbers are subject to change. Attached is our current list. Send us your info at email@example.com.
We are sharing a letter from the Edgebrook Elementary LSC to Mayor Emanuel and CEO Byrd-Bennett explaining why they rejected the draft budget they were given. Thanks to the Edgebrook LSC for sharing this letter with us and making it available to our parent network.
EDGEBROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
LOCAL SCHOOL COUNCIL
6525 N. HIAWATHA AVE.
CHICAGO, IL 60646
Parent Rally to Restore Funding this Friday 6/21: 10am
CPS says cuts are not severe and are mostly staying away from the classroom. Are they looking at budgets from another school district? Did school closings actually add to the deficit? We don't know because the Board had no cost accounting when they voted to close the schools.
Share this document with your school community. Organize a group of parents or concerned citizens in your ward to speak to your alderman about a tif surplus return. Join an existing tif squad - email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
School-Based Budget Cuts are devastating: Parent Group RYH is tracking the numbers
Despite CPS' contention that school-based budget cuts are “not severe,” Raise Your Hand parent members are reporting massive cuts in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and even millions at some schools. Raise Your Hand is keeping a list of cuts and with just over 10% of schools reporting so far, there is a loss of just over $45 million.
There wasn't anything ground breaking or innovative in the 5 "pillars", as has been said they sounded more business/corporate like than educational. The accountability she talked about is more than a little chilling, we really don't need more "accountability" but re-think what is already in place and make it smarter and less invasive and demoralizing to all. More freedom instead of less for teachers and administrators.