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