Chicago Public Schools

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Chicago Public Schools FY2022 Proposed Budget: Analysis and Recommendations

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Civic Federation Position Statement on 21-Member Elected Chicago School Board

The Civic Federation opposes legislation under consideration by the Illinois General Assembly that would create a 21-member elected Chicago School Board. The proposal would establish a governing board that would: be too large to be…

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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…

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Chicago Public Schools FY2021 Proposed Budget: Analysis and Recommendations

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Chicago Public Schools FY2020 Proposed Budget: Analysis and Recommendations

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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…