How you can help promote CPS Funding (without having to buy raffle tickets or baked goods)

June 11, 2010 at 11:04 am 2 comments

Raise Your Hand for Fair School Funding – Phase II 

Thanks in part to the 153,000 emails generated by visitors to Noto37.org over the past 8 weeks, Illinois legislators made only modest cuts to the IL education budget.  But Ron Huberman and CPS still have a $275 million hole in the FY 2011 CPS budget.  How to plug it? Or more importantly a long term solution to constant financial shortfalls.  The Raise Your Hand coalition believes that the answer lies in the city’s TIF program, which diverts millions of property-tax dollars away from schools and into economic development.  Through this petition (http://ilraiseyourhand.org/petition-to-daley), we’re asking Mayor Daley to reform the TIF program and restore sustainable property-tax based funding to schools across the city of Chicago.  Won’t you join us?  Here’s how you can help:
 
1.      Attend the next rally at City Hall – Thursday June 17th @ 10:30 AM Go to ILRaiseYourHand.org to link to our FaceBook group

2.      Sign the online petition http://ilraiseyourhand.org/petition-to-daley
3.      Print the same petition in hard copy and collect signatures at your child’s school (easy to do during pick-up and drop-off)

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  • 1. BEVdad  |  June 11, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Thanks for this. Sure beats writing the $200 check that Lenart asked parents to write to save a teacher.

  • 2. Huberman is out of control  |  June 11, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    From district299.com:
    Chicago Board of Education Calls Special Board Meeting Regarding Budget Deficit Resulting From State Cuts in Education Funding and Delayed Payments

    Chicago Board of Education members at a special board meeting Tuesday will consider several resolutions aimed at confronting the District’s fiscal crisis that has resulted from significant cuts in state funding and delayed payments of more than $400 million in state aid.

    Board members will meet at 9:30 a.m. in their fifth floor chambers, 125 S. Clark. Public participation will be at approximately 10 a.m. for 30 minutes with comments restricted to matters on the agenda.

    Board members will consider the following:

    n A resolution delegating authority to the Chief Executive Officer to honorably terminate/discharge tenured and probationary appointed teachers who are displaced as a result of cost-saving measures being implemented to address financial necessities for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years. The resolution includes terminations/dismissals that result from increases in class size.

    n A Board report giving the Chief Executive Officer the authority to increase class sizes up to 35 students per class if necessary.

    n Resolutions concerning the Board’s ability to fund contractual wage and salary increases with CPS union members in fiscal year 2011.

    n A resolution authorizing establishment of a line of credit of up to $800 million due to uncertainty in state funding as well as current and potential further delays in state payments.

    Chicago Public Schools serves approximately 409,000 students in more than 670 schools. It is the third-largest school district in the nation.

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