CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett says shifting custodial services to a private contractor isn’t going smoothly, but insists schools are not dirty. She also said the 475 pending layoffs are “up to the contractors.”
Refugee students may lose critical support services that help them adjust to life in the U.S. because federal funds are instead set to be diverted to deal with the surge of unaccompanied children at the border.
CPS officials are budgeting for almost half the number of certified librarians the district had just two years ago. In most cases full-time librarian positions, which used to be allocated by the board, are being re-assigned to classrooms.