Whitney Young considers charging $500 for extra class
Whitney Young Magnet High School is considering a new optional fee for students who want to take an extra class.
Officials say next year’s budget is $1 million less than this school year.
The administration got it down to about $800,000 by eliminating a security position, art teacher and substitute teachers.
Now they’re looking at other ways to close the gap.
One idea is to charge students $500 for taking a seventh class, which is one more than usual.
The Chicago Teachers Union opposes the idea saying, public education isn’t something parents should have to pay for.