Chicago Public Schools to lay off hundreds of teachers from closing schools

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Chicago Public Schools said Friday that 663 employees at schools the district is closing, including teachers, teaching assistants and bus aides, don't qualify to follow students to their new schools and will be laid off.

The total includes 420 teachers, more than a third of them with tenure but rated either unsatisfactory or satisfactory. That allows them to be let go under the teachers union contract, which protects only teachers with excellent or superior ratings.

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