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CPS budgeting enough money so schools can maintain current staffing levels

Chicago Public Schools principals were receiving budgets Tuesday for individual schools that include increases for teacher raises, allowing school leaders to maintain steady staffing levels. Schools officials said the budgets include a 2.5 percent increase ... read more

CPS budget calls for big boost in class size

The CPS ... "Keep in mind, the only budget that has been presented is the governor's," he said. "If there is a competing plan, then we need to see it." The school-by-school budgets made available Monday increase class sizes to 35 students from current ... read more

Teacher Pension Crisis Is Punishing Children and Taxpayers

McGee says taxpayers will continue to contribute increasing amounts of their hard-earned money to pay for teacher pensions, but “the underfunding shortfall is so large that aggregate ... battle with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) that resulted in an ... read more

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's 2014 State of the State Speech

I am so very ... we can afford them … and they are paid for." I am proud to report to you today that Arizona's fiscal house is in order and, together, let's keep it that way. We've come a long way in a short time: In 2009, Arizona's budget was ... read more

Police advocates worry APD won’t see staffing increase in city budget

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Is Austin safe enough? That’s the question the Greater Austin Crime Commission wanted people here to ask as the city’s budget negotiations ... Right now, with current staffing levels, APD calculates their engagement time at about ... read more

Boulder Valley school board to hash out budget concerns at worksession

The district's proposed $391 million operating budget doesn't include cuts, but there's very little money for new initiatives. To maintain the current level of ... but reducing staffing levels in the secondary schools to the full-time equivalent of 3.5 ... read more

Politicians helped bring Chicago's public pension funds to the brink of insolvency

Chicago's public pension funds ... so property tax money that normally went to pensions would go to Chicago Public Schools coffers. Under the old law, the district's pension bill was slated to be $93 million in 1995. Instead, it paid just $10 million. CPS ... read more

Budget crisis: TPS school board approves plan cutting 142 teaching positions

The 2017 fiscal year budget ... change in staffing levels for prekindergarten classes. Maximum class sizes will increase as follows: Kindergarten through third grade: from 22-23 (current level) to 26 in 2016-17. Grades 4-6 at elementary schools: from ... read more

Michigan prisons short 740 corrections officers, paying $70M in OT

"These aren't nine-to-five jobs," he said, noting facilities have to maintain certain staffing levels 24 hours a day and that officers can ... budget comes on the heels of $4.36M in one-time spending was approved for the current year's budget, enough ... read more

Letter to budget writers: we need immediate raise for CPS caseworkers

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The heads of Child Protective Services and the Department of Family and Protective Services say they do not have enough CPS caseworkers to keep ... budget writers to move more than $86 million in December 2014 to go to border security ... read more


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