Chicago Board Of Education Approves $9.25 Million Settlement Over Racial Discrimination In Layoffs Prompted By School Closures

https://ift.tt/3yvc8ie

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Board of Education has approved a multimillion-dollar settlement over two cases of racial discrimination.

The settlement totals $9.25 million. The Board of Education will pay $1.7 million toward the settlement, while the board’s insurance will cover the rest.

The settlement between the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Public Schools involves teachers who were laid off during school closures over the past decade – in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Most of the schools were in predominantly Black neighborhoods, and teachers and paraprofessionals who were people of color.

The plaintiffs in both cases will receive most of the settlement money, but more than 400 teachers are eligible for compensation of no less than $5,000 each.

To receive that compensation, those teachers must submit a claim.

Region: Chicago,Local,City: Chicago

via Chicago News From CBS Channel 2, WBBM-TV
– CBS Chicago https://ift.tt/2FyVrp5

December 15, 2021 at 09:33PM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s