Documents Show CPS Could See 37-Student Classrooms, Loss Of Non-Varsity Sports, Teacher Layoffs

05/16/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Schools CEO Ron Huberman Monday briefed principals on the grim possibility of class sizes of 37 kids, no non-varsity sports, and cutbacks in assistant principals and clerks if the system must trim $700 million from its upcoming budget, documents obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times indicate.

Hundreds of teaching jobs also could be at risk. Full-day kindergarten, magnet schools, gifted programs, early childhood programs and bilingual education also would take a hit under the plan that outlines $301 million in school-based trims and $398 million in central office and citywide cuts.

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