CPS will issue layoff notices by Thanksgiving if no budget

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Public Schools’ chief says the district will have to issue layoff notices by Thanksgiving if there’s no financial help from the state.

CPS CEO Forrest Claypool says the timeline would allow preparation for the school year’s second semester.

House Speaker Michael Madigan said last week he opposes a Senate-endorsed measure Claypool believes would see the schoolsout of their fiscal mess.

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