Chicago Board of Education votes to limit number credit cards to 5

September 28, 2011

Michell Eloy

The Chicago Board of Education voted on Wednesday to change its credit card policy.

Under the new plan,  there will now be five credit cards for the entire Chicago Public Schools system. Previously, each of Chicago's 675 public schools could have up to three.

The credit cards will be under the direction of the CPS chief administrative officer.

In mid-September, the Board deactivated nearly 500 credit cards that had been issued to principals and other school personnel as per a new city-wide policy forcing agencies to reduce the number of issued cards to save money.