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Chicago Board of Education Public Agenda

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At its meeting to be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, the Chicago Board of Education will consider amending its rules to establish a Finance and Audit Committee.

See report# 10-0728-RU1

Sec 1-10. Finance and Audit Committee. The Finance and Audit Committee shall consist of all members of the Board of Education. The Finance and Audit Committee is authorized to review the status of the Board’s budget and expenditures, reviews the expenses of the Office of the Board, decide all requests for reimbursement of expenses by the President of the Board, receive reports from the Chief Executive Officer or the Chief Financial Officer regarding issues related to the Board’s financial conditions and review the Board’s procurement and expense reimbursement policies and related matters. The Finance and Audit Committee also shall perform other responsibilities as are designated by the Board or the Board President.

The Board agenda is available here. The complete public agenda, including the board reports, is available here.

Written by chicagoschoolsproject

July 26, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Increasing salaries for central office hires

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The Chicago Reader’s Ben Joravsky has posted another article about the Chicago Public Schools and the increasing salaries of central office hires. He notes that three positions, each paying up to $136,000, were posted for the office of Academic Enhancement. By comparison, the May 1, 2010, employee roster shows the following salaries for positions under Academic Enhancement.

Newly opened positions are generally listed in the CPS Human Resources E-Bulletin at http://www.cps-humanresources.org/Careers/per_bull.htm.

You can locate some financial information (tax Form 990) about non-profits, such as UNO (United Neighborhood Organization), through GuideStar. http://www2.guidestar.org/ You have to register for access, but it’s free.

Written by chicagoschoolsproject

July 8, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Posted in CPS Budget Info