FY Budget 2011 

This guide is designed to help the Chicago community understand how our public schools are funded. The purpose of this guide is to (1) explain the budget and the process we use to create it and, (2) to answer frequently asked budget questions.

 ”PDF FY 2011 citizen's guide to understanding the Chicago Public Schools budget

The Chicago Public Schools FY2011 Budget Book is the financial and policy plan of the Chicago Public Schools for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2010, and ends June 30, 2011. The fiscal year encompasses 12 months, as mandated by the 1995 Amendatory Act enacted by the Illinois legislature.

The FY2011 Budget Book includes line-item expenditure details, summary financial tables, and narrative overviews of CPS programs, goals, and financial policies and procedures.

The Budget Book also contains snapshots of individual school budgets to provide readers with an at-a-glance view of school based budgets and demographics that impact the budgets. These snapshots are included in the Schools at a Glance section. Departmental budget summaries are also included.

Public hearings about the budget took place in August and transcripts of these hearings are available through the links below. The Chicago Board of Education approved the FY2011 budget at its August 25 board meeting.

Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11) Budget Book Online

PDF icon. FY2011 Budget Book

PDF icon. FY2011 Budget Summary (Spanish)

Index of files available:

PDF icon. Area and Central Office units, all funds

PDF icon. Area and Central Office units, by fund group

PDF icon. School segment reports with index

PDF icon. School support units, all funds

PDF icon. School support units, by fund group

FY11 Materials Submitted to the Chicago Board of Education

PDF icon. FY2011 Budget Memo Submitted to the Board of Education for Approval

PDF icon. FY 2011 Budget Tables Submitted to the Board of Education for Approval

FY 2011 Public Budget Hearings

The objective of the hearings is to present the proposed budget to the general public and provide an opportunity for public testimony (verbally or in written form) from principals, school staff, local school council members, parents and interested community residents. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the hearings will begin at 7 p.m. at the following locations:

August 17, 2010
Lane Tech High School
2501 W. Addison Street
PDF icon. Transcript: Lane Tech Hearing

August 18, 2010
Westinghouse High School
3223 W. Franklin Blvd
PDF icon. Transcript: Westinghouse Hearing

August 19, 2010
Corliss High School
821 E. 103rd Street
PDF icon. Transcript: Corliss Hearing

FY2011 Public Budget Hearing FAQs

 PDF icon. FY2011 Public Budget Hearing FAQs (Spanish)

Previous Briefings and Presentations

PDF icon. FY2011 Budget Update | April 28, 2010 (Presentation)

PDF icon. FY2011 principal budget briefing | March 15, 2010 (Presentation)

PDF icon. CEO Ron Huberman's letter updating CPS employees about meetings with CTU | July 28, 2010

PDF icon. CPS Budget Shortfall Fact Sheet | June 29, 2010

PDF icon. CEO Ron Huberman's letter to CPS employees | June 29, 2010

PDF icon. CEO Ron Huberman's remarks on the budget | June 28, 2010

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