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General CTU Announcement
Local School Councils at several Chicago Public Schools have formed a new coalition to fight drastic budget cuts to their proposed school budgets.
Common Sense: Coalition of LSCs for Fair Funding comprises at least 20 elementary and four high schools, mostly on the North and Northwest Sides, who plan to publicly reject their draft budgets on Tuesday.
Their announcement coincided with CPS announcing the hiring of more temporary workers to help with school closings.
“In the short term, we want CPS and city and state officials to sit down and quickly find a solution to fully restore the budgets of all CPS schools,” Kate Schott Bolduc, of Blaine Elementary’s LSC in Lake View, said Monday. Blaine has lost $600,000, which so far means no more art or music. Common Sense says its computation shows that the 24 schools it is tracking account for $13 million in budget cuts.