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.