Community Conversation: CPS Financial Challenges

On November 28th Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Rosa Blackwell and Treasurer Jonathan Boyd presented alternatives for future operating budgets and levies.

Cincinnati Federation of Teachers President Tim
Kraus tells me they may place a levy on the March ballot. He said the cost of not putting it on March ballot costs millions per month, dramatically increasing CPS's current deficit.

I'm frustrated to learn that $65 million of CPS's $428 million annual budget goes to tuition for Charter schools, vouchers and out-of-district placement students. Oh, and get this... if and when CPS wants to sell a building, they have to offer it to a charter school first, at a reduced rate.

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