Waters received a $108,102 cut to our overall school budget yesterday that will take effect within the next few weeks. All schools in the district have been impacted.
At last night’s local school council (LSC) meeting a motion was passed – with support from all community members in attendance – to ensure that these cuts to our budget do not affect our current staffing, classroom assignments, or programs.
Students are the priority and we do not want to disrupt their learning mid-year. Instead, funds that were earmarked for materials, supplies and additional storage options within the school will now be diverted to cover the $108,102 shortfall.
This loss of materials and supplies will critically impact Waters. We plan to work closely with the LSC, WatersToday and the entire Waters Community in the coming weeks to do our best to manage the loss and mitigate its effect on the students.
I urge all of you to find ways to encourage a proactive dialogue that addresses the state of public education funding within CPS.
We are amongst a caring and concerned community. Thank you for your support.