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In response to yesterday’s announcement by Mayor Johnson rejecting cuts in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) proposed budget, the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association (CPAA) calls

The AFL-CIO Executive Council, which represents 60 unions and 12.5 million workers, unanimously endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris for president in the 2024 election.

As you know, OST funding benefited significantly from federal COVID relief funds over the past few years. These funds allowed our schools to expand and enhance after-school services.

CPAA is an affiliate of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA). Representatives from AFSA will be leading seminars aimed at explaining programs and issues that will affect those who are retired or will be retiring in the near future.

Workshops will be held on the following:

Medicare/Social Security

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

PACE ADA Paratransit Services and AARP Volunteer Opportunities

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Advance/Estate Planning

March 13, 2018

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CPAA has developed a timeline depicting two real-life examples of CPS principals appealing to central office officials to use funds for special education student needs. These funds were already in the school budgets, but frozen, pending the outcome of the appeals.

The following is a statement from CPAA President Troy LaRaviere regarding the furlough days announced by CPS last week.