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Jean-Claude Brizard

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  • CPS to cut $75M out of central office

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS chief Jean-Claude Brizard today announced $75 million in budget cuts at the district's central office. The new schools administration says it is trying to spare classrooms from cuts as it tries to close a $720 million budget...
  • New CPS chief will be paid $250,000 a year

    New Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard says his salary will remain at $250,000 as approved by the outgoing school board as a temporary measure last month. That salary was part of a short-term contract to run through June 30. The incoming board has...
  • Union: CPS chief should release contract details

    The Chicago Teachers Union today called on new schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard to release the full terms of his contract. On Tuesday, Brizard told reporters that his salary was set at $250,000 in the final contract. The school board had agreed to pay...
  • New schools chief: I wouldn't take bonus this year

    New schools chief: I wouldn't take bonus this year
    New Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard has yet to release the details of his contract, but he’s saying that even though the contract includes performance-based bonuses he won’t be taking any this year. At a taping of WBBM...
  • CPS board rescinds 4% teacher raises

    CPS board rescinds 4% teacher raises
    The Chicago Public Schools board voted unanimously today to rescind a 4 percent increase in teacher salaries in the Chicago Teachers Union's contract. The district says it's now facing a $712 million deficit--$8 million less than initially projected...
  • Teachers picket board meeting over denial of raises

    Teachers picket board meeting over denial of raises
    On a day teachers picketed over being deprived of their contracted raises, theChicago Public Schools Board today approved contracts for the city’s top two school administrators paying more than previously for the positions. The new schools chief...
  • Brizard likes idea of teachers visiting students' homes

    New Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard expressed support today for the idea of teachers and staff visiting students at home, even in some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods. At an event Thursday held by United Neighborhood Organization,...
  • CPS principals, staff also to lose pay hikes

    Chicago Public Schools principals, assistant principals and central office staff will be giving up scheduled pay raises this year, just as teachers have. In a letter Thursday, schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard said the district would be getting rid of...
  • New CPS chief defends record in Rochester: 'I am a reformer'

    New CPS chief defends record in Rochester: 'I am a reformer'
    Chicago Public Schools’ new chief executive appointee Jean-Claude Brizard, holding a lengthy press conference today at his former school district in Rochester, N.Y., called himself a “reformer” whose three years heading the district...
  • CTU gears up for 'strike authorization vote' today

    CTU gears up for 'strike authorization vote' today
    The Chicago Teachers Union is preparing on Tuesday for a "strike authorization vote" planned for Wednesday.        CTU President Karen Lewis and other union leaders visited schools across the city to distribute ballots and voting materials. Rank-and-...
  • Teachers union members voting on strike authorization

    Teachers union members voting on strike authorization
    More than 25,000 Chicago teachers union members are eligible to vote Wednesday on whether to authorize a strike. While union members vote today Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard was on the Southeast Side, telling parents the vote is...