CPS confirms layoffs affecting more than 2,000 teachers, staff

July 18, 2013 (CHICAGO)

The Chicago Teachers Union first announced the cuts on Thursday afternoon in a press release. The layoffs reportedly include 1,074 teachers, 451 paraprofessionals and 550 other CPS employees. CTU President Karen Lewis said that employees can expect calls from school principals on Friday morning.

On Thursday night, CPS confirmed layoffs will be announced Friday. CPS attributed the layoffs to budget cuts and declining enrollment.

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