The Longest School Day: The Facts and the Fiction

Fact or Fiction?

Q: CPS can afford to adequately fund a 7.5 hr school day.

A: Fiction! According to the CPS website, there is a projected budget deficit of $362.5M for FY2013 and a projected budget deficit of $861.7M for FY2014. CPS has had budget deficits for the last few years with a 5.75 hr school day, how will they afford a 7.5 hr and 10 additional school days?

Think about the cuts that will be coming in 2014 as you plan for your longer school day.

Find info on the budget here:http://cps.edu/About_CPS/Financial_information/Documents/FY12ProposedBudgetOverview.pdf

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