I am writing in response to your outstanding Freedom of Information Act request, which was received and processed by the Chicago Public Schools Law Department. Thank you for your patience and thank you for your interest in Chicago Public Schools.
The data is the following chart represents teachers impacted in the Chicago Public Schools over the time period indicated.
There are typically three types of impacts reflected here:
- Year-end decreases in projected student enrollment that result in position losses
- Year-end position losses due to shrinking funds
- Adjustments based on actual student enrollment decreases after school has begun but before 20 days of student attendance. (20th day adjustments)
Please note - for the most current year reflected, 20th day adjustments are not yet known.
*In 2010, the district experienced a major loss in funding resulting in a large number of position losses due to shrinking funds.
**In 2013, CPS closed an unprecedented number of schools. In addition, new contractual requirements provided the opportunity for tenured teachers impacted to transfer to the same schools the students transferred to. Of 516 teachers eligible to transfer, only 51 have not transferred or been rehired at present.
Teachers - No Substitutes
Dear Ms. Daniels:
Under the Freedom of Information Act I'm requesting the following information:
1. The number of CPS teachers laid-off in the last five years, 2008 - 2013; broken down by year.
2. The number of CPS teachers fired in the last five years, 2008 - 2013; broken down by year.
3. The number of CPS substitute teachers fired in the last five years, 2008 - 2013; broken down by year.
4. The number of CPS substitute teachers laid-off in the last five years, 2008 - 2013; broken down by year.