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CPS School Budgets: Here's What Every School Is Getting This Year

By  Tanveer Ali and Heather Cherone | July 14, 2016 4:12pm | Updated on July 14, 2016 4:51pm

CHICAGO — Here is what each school in the Chicago Public Schools is budgeted to get for the upcoming school year.

The table compares the upcoming school year budget with the budgets initially proposed for the 2015-2016 school year. Those 2015-2016 budgets were later adjusted in February.

Thanks to a six-month stop-gap budget passed in Springfield, property tax hikes and cuts to the administrative ranks, CPS has been able to hold the line of per-pupil funding for public schools at last year’s levels.

“Just a few weeks ago, CPS faced the real prospect of unavoidable, devastating cuts. Thankfully, those cuts are off the table,” said CPS CEO Forrest Claypool. “We will continue to tighten our belts, but thanks to the collaborative efforts of State leaders and Chicagoans that significantly reduced the district’s budget deficit, our schools will open this fall with the resources to continue their remarkable academic progress.”

Principals were expected to get budgets that kept per-pupil spending at $4,087 or $1 less than last year’s budgets.

The budgets will keep in place schools spending at the end of this year, which takes into account an early round of cuts in February.

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