Greetings Peirce Families,
The month of February has come and gone so fast and have we been lucky with warm weather! I hope that you have been able to enjoy the outdoors.
There have been several communications from Chicago Public Schools over the last couple of weeks regarding Chicago being a Sanctuary City. Many of you have inquired about the protections in place to safeguard your children at school. We assure you that CPS will not permit the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to access CPS facilities or use CPS personnel to assist in the enforcement of federal civil immigration law. Make sure to check out the Peirce website for CPS communications regarding the safeguards in place. Please reach out to school administration with any questions or concerns.
Earlier this month Peirce received another cut in our school funding with a reduction of $103,000. Later in the month, we were given $53,000 of that money back, with a net loss of $50,000. Please note that all programs remain intact and student schedules and programming go without interruption. There is currently a 20 for 20 campaign in place by CPS, encouraging families to contact state legislators and local officials to stress the importance of adequate funding of public education. Please visit this website to learn more about how you can be involved in the 20 for 20 campaign.
I look forward to a very successful 3rd quarter and know that Peirce teachers, students, families and administration will continue to push for excellence despite roadblocks that we face daily.
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