No further budget cuts for Chicago schools whose enrollments dropped

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Chicago Public Schools Monday announced some welcome news to parents and school officials, saying schools that had smaller than projected enrollments this fall would not face further budget cuts.

The district this year has moved toward a school based budgeting system that ties per-pupil dollars for every student enrolled at the school. Many staff members and parents were concerned that the formal head count, taken once school began, would lead to more cuts for schools that were already hurting from staff and program reductions prompted by the new budgeting system, a $1-billion projected deficit and ballooning pension payments.

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