After a year of deadlock, our state passed a stopgap budget that will partially fund services for the next 6 months. They also passed a K-12 package for the year that will offer some relief to CPS. We can all breathe a sigh of relief that school funding won’t be held up from the state, and there will be some increase to CPS and other low-income districts this year, but the amount is not sufficient to meet the full deficit at CPS and we won’t know the true outcome until budgets come out likely mid-July. Continue reading
The deadline of Thursday at midnight is fast approaching for the state to pass a stopgap budget, and a Pre-K-12 budget to allow schools to open in the fall. Continue reading
State budget deadline is this Thursday- let’s keep pushing for fair funding for CPS and for a budget for IL families!
IL families cannot wait to go another year without a state budget and CPS students will not be able to thrive without fair education funding from the state! Continue reading
Dear Raise Your Hand Advocate: As you are probably aware, the outlook for education funding in Illinois is dire. With no official state budget in over a year, a massive deficit at CPS, and no real solutions being provided by the city or state, our schools stand to face massive cuts. Continue reading
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