CPS Launches First-Ever Interactive Website to Engage Public in the Budget Process 

CPS discusses continuing efforts to keep cuts away from the classroom and investing in key priorities

August 9, 2011

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) today announced a first-ever interactive website which will engage people across Chicago in the FY2012 Budget process. The site, which can be found on the CPS webpage, gives the public a chance to participate in the budget process by submitting ideas and discussing solutions and giving CPS leadership instantaneous feedback.

“Since I became CEO, I’ve promised to be open and transparent and gather feedback and suggestions from citizens across the city, which I’ve done with the listening tours,” said CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard. “This interactive website is a great tool that we hope will continue our conversations.”

CEO Brizard released the FY2012 Budget on Friday which took various steps to close the $712 million deficit.

CPS will also hold a series of public hearing so that people in communities across Chicago will have an opportunity to share their ideas. A list of the hearings can be found on the CPS website.

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Chicago Public Schools serves 409,279 students in 675 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district.

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