School Budget Cuts Spread Across Chicago
Schurz High School on the North Side will take a $970,818 budget hit next year — the second largest in the city — due largely to a projected student enrollment drop of 186.
Yet Principal Dan Kramer, who in recent months has become a vocal critic of charter school growth at the expense of neighborhood school enrollment, says he actually thought it would be worse. “I was expecting a draconian doomsday budget, and it’s not really that,” he says. “It’s really manageable.”