CPS to lay off 1000 teachers, 1100 employees
Chicago Public Schools will be notifying employees of layoffs tomorrow and the ax is going to fall harder than what school officials had previously indicated.
In a conference call tonight with Chicago media, CPS said just over 1000 teachers will get pink slips and almost 1100 non-teaching positions will be eliminated.
Itâ€™s a total of about 2100 layoffs.
Earlier this year, CPS said it would only have to layoff about 850 employees, due to the closing of 5 schools because of a $1 billion dollar budget deficit.
The Chicago Teachers Union released a statement this evening saying CPS has once again lied to parents, employees, and the public about keeping the new school-based budget cuts away from the classroom.
The CTU says principals will be calling employees tomorrow regarding the layoffs.