Chicago's $5.1 billion school budget would use $100 million in reserves

July 24, 2008
Spending plan would cut non-classroom jobs and streamline bus routes

TheChicago school system's proposed $5.1 billion budget calls for dipping into the district's reserves by $100 million, cutting hundreds of non-classroom jobs and streamlining bus routes in a move that could mean new start times at up to 72 schools. The plan would increase spending by 4.3 percent compared with last year; most of the boost is attributed to a 4 percent teacher pay hike. To read The Chicago Tribune article, click here.

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