Posted by Anonymous, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Mar 15, 2009 at 6:28 pm
Pink Friday is indeed a sad day, when we look at the POSSIBILITY that many teachers MIGHT lose their jobs. The focus on pink slips, without a little background is not responsible journalism. First of all, the district is obligated to notify anyone who might be impacted by the current budget crisis by a date certain. The district met their obligations. This has happened in the past and many, and in some years all, of the pink slips issued were rescinded. There are many factors at play that will impact whether teachers lose their jobs.
1. The final budget numbers from the State dedicated to education.
2. The outcome of the mail-in only parcel tax vote.
3. The impact of the federal stimulus package and whether dollars
will be available for use within the district.
4. Collective bargaining by the CTA and the District.
Sometimes the whole story isn't presented. Community beware. It isn't always as it seems.