After announcing massive layoffs, the district wants Chicago teachers to be part of a statewide plan that includes greater employee contributions, salary caps for pensions, higher retirement ages and revised cost of living adjustments.
Chicago Public Schools is laying off a massive number of teachers and school staff. 2,113 employees will get pink slips—about half of them are teachers. Teacher aides, clerks, lunch staff, and security guards are also affected.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services had its budget cut earlier this year by $90 million. Now, it’s expected to get half of that money back, which means the scheduled layoffs of 375 workers across the state may not happen.