Our neighborhood school, John W. Garvy on the city’s northwest side, has been a wonderful place for my children to grow and learn. Our teachers, administrators and staff are dedicated and caring. Our parents are involved and engaged. Our students are learning and thriving.
Hope everyone has had a great first week of school! While continuing to advocate for things that need to be improved upon system-wide, RYH is also going to be sharing more positive things happening at neighborhood schools this year.
Despite claims of “keeping cuts away from the classroom” CPS neighborhood high schools will see big cuts to their budgets next fall. In addition, Catalyst reports that “welcoming” schools will see an average 5% cut and charters will see a gain of $43 million as the district continues to open more charter schools in the fall.
CPS will be voting on this budget on July 23rd and will have budget hearings (which they haven’t announced yet) sometime before this date.
Sign our petition to increase per pupil funding. Schools are being asked to do more next fall without the funding to make it happen. Daily PE and increased arts are great goals but can't be done without the money to make it happen. We need sustainable and improved funding so that all children in Chicago can have access to a well-rounded education.