Since teacher salary is a topic of agitation, let's take a look at District Level office salaries.
Schools belong to "Networks" - groupings of schools under a Network Chief. Each Network Chief has a staff. Currently, CPS has increased its mid-layer bloat to 17 Network Offices up from just a few years ago.
Crain's Chicago did a deep-dive a few years ago on cost-saving measures that could be implemented at CPS indicating that there is swelling and redundancies in middle-management. With titles like "Senior Manager" and "Director" it's impossible to understand what these positions do.
While Crain's numbers are from a couple years ago, the point is still valid today.
It's hard to know why so many dollars are spent out of the classroom.
Network Chiefs cost the District $162,500 each for a total of over $3 million.*
*This does not include Independent Schools Network, AUSL salaries or the Chief of Network Chiefs. The Executive Director of the Independent Schools Network in CPS makes $154,909. The Chief of AUSL networks makes $140,957. Chief of Chiefs makes $180,000. Instructional Support Leaders are members of CTU and part of the strike.
The average Network employee makes $99,604.63.
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