On Thursday, August 8, 2019, CPS released their CPS Fiscal Year 2020 Budget. The CPS web page is here.
We have not had a chance to dig into the details on the budget yet. We would love to hear from you about the actual impacts on the ground, at the school level. Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org if you have something to share. Consider attending one of the hearings and speaking out about your concerns.
CPS FY20 Budget Hearings
Capital budget hearings
Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6-8 p.m. (registration to speak begins at 5:00 p.m.) at the following locations:
- Amundsen High School - 5110 N Damen Ave., Chicago, IL
- Morgan Park High School - 1744 W Pryor Ave., Chicago, IL
- Whitney Young High School - 211 S Laflin St., Chicago, IL
Operating budget hearings
Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
CPS, 42 W. Madison
The final budget is expected to be presented to the CPS Board of Ed for a vote at its August monthly meeting, which is scheduled for Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 10:30am, CPS, 42 W. Madison. Please note that online registration to speak at or attend this CPS BOE meeting begins on Monday, August 26, at 10:30am sharp: www.cpsboe.org.
Press coverage of the announcement of the budget release:
Chalkbeat Chicago: Chicago to spend $820 million on fixing up schools. Is yours on the list?