Local School Cuts: A Timeline

March 9, 2010 9:43:20 AM PST
A timeline of local school budget issues that have resulted in cuts and layoffs.

March 8, 2010
Carpentersville area: District 300 votes to layoff more than 100 teachers

Naperville: Naperville school district approves contract

March 6, 2010
Statewide: New state budget expected to cut education funding

March 3, 2010
Chicago: CPS cuts sophomore spring sports

March 2, 2010
Cicero: Morton East students walk out to protest cuts

Aurora: Proposed Dist. 129 cuts include 31 teachers

Feb. 25, 2010
Thronton Fractional: Supt. suggests shortening school year to save money

Feb. 23, 2010
Oswego: Schools cut $5M, 80 jobs

Elgin: District lays out potential school cuts

Feb. 16, 2010
Statewide: Ill. behind in school payments

Crete-Monee, Highland, Ind: Local school districts consider cuts

Feb. 12, 2010
Plainfield: $21.7M in cuts for District 202

Feb. 3, 2010
Chicago Area: Chicago-area voters reject long list of referenda

Feb. 2, 2010
Maine Township: District 207 slashing 135 jobs

Jan. 22, 2010
Kankakee: Teachers reach deal, end strike

Dec. 15, 2009
South Suburbs: Prairie Hills Dist. 144 students return to class post-strike

Nov. 3, 2009
Elgin: Vote for pools closed, drained to save money

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