Wednesday, January 20, 2016

What's going on at CPS?

The Capitol Fax alerts us to the after effects of the school closings of 2013. I wonder if they prove to be further unpopular if computers, furniture, etc wasn't accounted for.
• CPS says it has no records on what happened to any of the books from the closed schools.
• There are more than 9,400 desktop and laptop computers listed on inventories of schools that were closed. Of those, 3,724 were “redeployed” to other schools or to CPS headquarters, according to CPS, which says the rest were “disposed” of — though how or where isn’t clear.
• More than 33,000 chairs and roughly 12,000 desks and 6,000 tables were listed in good condition in the closed schools, CPS records show. About 9,500 of those chairs, 3,900 desks and 1,000 tables apparently were moved to other buildings. It’s unclear where the rest went.
In the meanwhile also on the Capitol Fax we learn of a proposal that would allow the city of Chicago and CPS to declare bankruptcy as currently the law in this state doesn't allow them to do so. In fact the Republican leaders in the General Assembly are hosting a press conference as I publish this.

Well as I understand there is a deadlock in Springfield as far as a budget and Democrats have a majority in both houses of the General Assembly what are the odds the bankruptcy proposal sponsored by the Republicans goes nowhere?

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