CPS Interim CEO Jesse Ruiz on District’s Finances

CPS Interim CEO Jesse RuizCPS Interim CEO Jesse Ruiz Interim schools chief Jesse Ruiz joins us to discuss the financial challenges facing the Chicago Public Schools. 

A budget for schools released Monday has the district spending $500 million more than it has, which Clarice Berry, president of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association, likened to writing a bad check and Jesse Sharkey of the Chicago Teachers Union called a "fantasy."

See a CPS budget breakdown by school name below. Click on the image for a complete view.

CPS budget breakdown by school name for upcoming school year.CPS budget breakdown by school name for upcoming school year.


Watch our segment from Monday, when we heard from principals and the Chicago Teachers Union on what they think the CPS school budgets mean for them, and their students: