Chicago Public Schools will be facing a $1 billion dollar debt in 2014 if changes are not made. $1 billion dollars WOW!! This is not a good example for our children.
Good news is that spending cuts are being made lots of them are from just renegotiating.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Byrd-Bennett "We are looking into every option possible to educe Central Office spending and to direct those funds towards the classrooms" There has been an added $17 million in spending that has been cut from the debt
Some changes are
- $6 million in renegoatiated healthcare contracts
- $2.1 million in changing to Google mail, calendars and apps
- $2 million renegotiating about office supplie contracts
- $1 million from reducing legal counsel, and managing more cases
Good that changes are being made hopefully more will continue. Children need their education for their future. They are the future!
CPS has over 400,000 students and over 600 schools. There are schools that are failing and have been failing these schools should be closed down. To save on spending and to give the children a good education elsewhere. Of course with schools closing that means other schools will become over populated which can cause problems, such as over crowding in classrooms, not enough one on one student- teacher time. So maybe improve a few schools and children will possibly have to travel further for their schooling. If the schools are failing they should have the opportuntiy to improve, but if they can't improve that is a serious problem and needs to handled with accordingly.
There was talk about cutting spending for speical needs children programs. A very bad idea these children have every right to learn just like the other children. They need these programs which are highly beneficual. Programs help with reading, writing, math, language, speech and others. These children are our future as well!
Many of these children just need extra help. Who doesn't need help here and there? Lets hope that spending cuts do not affect any of the education values that the children need special needs or not