Chicago Public Schools

September 4, 2020

Chicago Public Schools Budget Progress in Jeopardy due to COVID-19

In a recent analysis of the Chicago Public Schools FY2021 budget, the Civic Federation supported the District’s proposed $8.4 billion budget. However, the Federation expressed serious…

August 25, 2020

Chicago Public Schools FY2021 Proposed Budget: Analysis and Recommendations

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July 23, 2020

Federal Relief Funding to Chicago Public Schools, Now and Then

In March Congress passed the $2.2 trillion CARES Act, the third federal coronavirus relief act, which among many…

April 17, 2020

Chicago Local Governments’ Executive Orders Provide for Continuance of Government Functions During the COVID-19 Crisis

As discussed in a previous blog post, the unprecedented public health emergency brought on by…

November 26, 2019

Chicago Public Schools Amends FY2020 Budget Based on Contract Agreements Reached with CTU and SEIU

The Chicago Board of Education adopted an amended budget for the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) 2020 fiscal year on November 20, 2019 to account for changes reflected in the collective bargaining agreements reached between Chicago Public…

September 3, 2019

Interactive Chicago Public Schools FY2020 Budget

The Chicago Public Schools FY2020 Budget is an example of fund-based budgeting. Collected revenues are assigned to different funds intended to support various governmental functions. The interactive chart below is a…

August 27, 2019

Chicago Public Schools FY2020 Proposed Budget: Analysis and Recommendations

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August 23, 2019

How Chicago Public Schools Could Lose out on Future State Funding Increases

This year is the third year that Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will receive funding from the State of Illinois through the statewide Evidence-Based Funding formula that was signed into State law in August 2017. The CPS 2020 fiscal year runs…

July 26, 2019

Chicago Public Schools Begins Livestreaming and Changes Format of Board of Education Meetings

The newly appointed Chicago Public Schools Board of Education has made several…

May 17, 2019

How the City of Chicago Uses Tax Increment Financing Surplus

The following blog post discusses how the City of Chicago has used surplus revenue in its tax increment financing (TIF) districts since 2013.…