June 15, 2011
“I have the utmost respect and admiration for teachers and all that they do for our children. But today's Board action was taken in response to the massive financial crisis facing our system. My team is now tasked with developing a balanced budget and presenting it to the Board and the public in August and our promise remains to minimize any impacts on the classroom and our kids.”
Chicago Public Schools serves 409,279 students in 675 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district.