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Thomas Chalmers Public School sign is seen outside of school in Chicago, Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

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Student running

Thomas Chalmers Public School sign is seen outside of school in Chicago, Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

Nam Y. Huh/AP

CPS faces a $391 million budget gap. What does that mean for students?

Chicago Public Schools is in some financial hot water. The school district serving more than 300,000 students says it’s facing a budget shortfall of nearly $400 million dollars. And they have until next summer to close the gap. We find out what this means for students and services at CPS.

Thomas Chalmers Public School sign is seen outside of school in Chicago, Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

Nam Y. Huh/AP

   

Chicago Public Schools is in some financial hot water. The school district serving more than 300,000 students says it’s facing a budget shortfall of nearly $400 million dollars. And they have until next summer to close the gap.

We find out what this means for students and services at CPS.

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