CPS to lay off 1000 teachers, 1100 employees

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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.

It’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.

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  • Big daddy

    Maybe the city of chicago should file chapter 9 bankruptcy, to bring down the city debt that was caused by corrupted chicago mayors and corrupted city council members.

  • Carl

    Good they are overpaid anyway. Catholic school teachers earn their money and produce college bound students not street thug dropouts and teenage mothers.

  • Mom and teacher

    I am gone straight from the classroom of severe profound kids who are in danger of getting hurt by other kids without adequate help and getting free babysitting service instead teaching.

  • EmanuelMustGo

    Parents, it is start to do homeschooling because kids will be jammmed with 50+ students classrooms without any Art, Music, Library, Technology and PE. In Special Ed crammed classrooms will get dangerous for kids and any adult trying to kill the time instead of teaching.

  • CPS

    Looks like Chicago just traded a new union contract for 2,000 teachers and 50 schools. Does this mean we do not get Air Conditioning anymore?

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