Chicago Public Schools to lay off 494 teachers

Aug 5, 2016 by

Chicago Public Schools will lay off 494 teachers — including 256 tenured teachers — on Friday — although all teachers and staff will be able to reapply for their positions within CPS.

CPS says the layoffs are part of the annual process in which principals set their school budgets. Some schools are closing positions due to declining enrollment, while other schools are increasing the number of positions.

The district says most of the teachers that are receiving layoff notices on Friday will be hired into open positions in other schools. All affected teachers are from district schools, not charter schools.

Source: Chicago Public Schools to lay off 494 teachers | Chicago Sun-Times

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