Chicago Public School principals are receiving preliminary budgets that reflect massive spending cuts for the coming school that will have a major harmful impact on classrooms. Some principals have been told to expect upwards of a 40% reduction in the base amount schools get for each enrolled student.
In response, the principals in our area are organizing a rally and march to inform parents about the proposed budget cuts and call upon the Governor and our legislators in Springfield to overhaul the State’s school funding formula and provide equal funding for all Illinois schools.
The rally will take place TODAY (Wednesday, May 25th), 4:00 p.m., at the New Field Elementary School cafeteria, 1707 W. Morse (at Clark). Among those scheduled to attend are principals from Armstrong Elementary, Field Elementary, Gale Academy, Jordan Elementary, Kilmer Elementary, and Sullivan High School. [Read more…]