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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 30

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Friday, December 10, 1976
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B8-Palm Beach Post. Friday, December 10, 1976 Chicago Schools Need Government for Aid OF PALM BEACH RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE est. 1945 "a shopper's OASIS," for OMELETTES 'SALADS CORNED BEEF AND OTHER DELI SPECIALTIES BURGERS FISH STEAKS ICE CREAM SUNDAES "We put our programs into gear predicated on anticipated resources and then the dollars are cut off. We end up holding the bag." Chicago lost about $47 million in general aid for the 1975-76 year when Gov. Daniel Walker cut all state appropriations by 6 per cent. This forced Hannon to close Chicago schools 16 days early last June which brought more trouble when the state slapped the schools with a $53.3 million penalty for the early shutdown. The legislature reduced the penalty to $30.3 million and it may not have to be paid at all if the Illinois Supreme Court upholds a lower cojrt ruling that the fine is unfair. $9,572, a 72 per cent increase, or an average yearly hike of 12 per cent. Starting teachers now make $11,138, unchanged from last year because of the money pinch. "You can't increase public employes salaries at that rate without incurring enormous fiscal problems," he said. Even now, he added, beginning teachers in Chicago receive up to 15 per cent more than their counterparts in New York, Los Angeles, Detroit and Houston after adjusting for the cost of living. But school officials say that if the state would fulfill its financial commitments, the schools could stay out of the red. "The uncertainty of state aid is our greatest peril," Hannon said. "That's a tough job for a group used to growthmanship," he admitted. "But growthmanship is not it anymore. There's a new ball game in school financing. It's staying within revenues." The bankers who handle the sale of the short-term bonds, which the system has to sell to get through periods before tax revenues are paid, agree. "We're going to keep a close eye on them," said Thomas Vaughn, vice president of First National Bank of Chicago. "We're concerned that they demonstrate they can live within their means." The plan Hannon submitted to the School Board is designed to whittle $38.4 million from the budget. With the expected restoration of $9 million in state special education funds, the deficit would be reduced to $67.9 million by June. Paul E. Peterson, an education professor at the University of Chicago, says that part of the problem stems from pay hikes given the teachers over the past 10 years. From 1966 to 1972 beginning teachers' salaries climbed from $5,500 to COCKTAILS-BEER Lunch Dinner TONIGHT'S REGULAR DINNER SPECIAL will finance about 41 per cent of this year's $1.1 billion school budget. The state pays 47 per cent of the tab and federal aid covers the rest. A task force appointed by the governor to study the financial condition of the Chicago schools charged the board with engaging in questionable fiscal practices and resorting to budgetary gimmickry. The task force criticized the School Board for getting legislative permission in 1972 to borrow $33.2 million from the building rehabilitation fund to cover a deficit in the operating fund. It also said the board budgeted 3,-177 positions in the 1974-75 fiscal year at a salary of $1 a year each, "thereby hiding the real salary costs of $32 million." Whether the School Board can overcome this deficit spending is one of the biggest problems facing the Chicago public education system, already mired in controversy over the education it provides the city's children. Reading scores have consistently been below national norms. Although average scores on reading tests given last spring were above those of a year earlier, the pupils remained below the national average. By the time a Chicago pupil reaches the eighth grade, the pupil is two years behind his national counterpart in reading ability. Joseph Hannon, who took over as superintendent of Chicago's schools in 1975, declined to comment on whatever past abuses may have been committed. In an effort to bring present spending in line, he has called for such measures as closing outdated buildings, a hiring freeze and a streamlining of the By DAVID TREADWELL AP Urban Affairs Writer - CHICAGO - Twice each school year Chicago schools have to borrow money because of temporary cash crunches. "But this year the creditors were unusually edgy over mounting budget deficit and accusations that the School Board resorted to fiscal gimmickry to appear solvent.-; Robert Stickles, school controller, said he dreaded the thought of the $68.5 million short-term note sale before it was finalized in October at a 5.99 per cent interest rate, a full percentage point lower than the previous borrowing effort last May. .' At the heart of the borrowing problem was the School Board's large deficit and the future ability to balance its budget. Unless cuts are made and sources of outside aid are found, the deficit would rise to an estimated $115.3 million by the end of the year. The problems of the Chicago Board of Education differ from those of the Detroit school system, for example, which is not allowed to run a deficit. Its books must be balanced, not just appear balanced. But problems of borrowing and deficit spending aren't unique to Chicago. Part of the huge debt load run up by New York City went to fund education. Philadelphia's schools accounted for some of the deficit spending there. Money problems have brought staff cutbacks, delayed maintenance and other spending cuts in school districts across the country. With 667 schools, 521,000 pupils and 50,000 employes, including 28,000 teachers, Chicago is the second-largest school system in the country. 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U BROILED FRESH STUFFED WHOLE FLA. LOBSTER LEMON BUTTER, (HOKE OF 2 VEG. 3 i rzz rs v i Fsr it v vni w i tons i hitter GLORIA DAVIS, PIANIST, IN A BENEFIT CONCERT FRIDAY, DEC. 10 8:30 P.M. ROYAL POINCIANA PLAYHOUSE IIOWLEY'S RESTAURANT 4700 SOUTH DIXIE WEST PALM BEACH OPEN DAILY 7 om-10 pm Closed Sat. 4A BURT REYNOLDS. i mwtm Mffflfiw i wjr AAAlltllMM..t.t.)li.llt.MjHy HONORARY CHAIRMAN K3 m BETI1ESDA CHOIR 1 1 TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT ROYAL POINCIANA PLAYHOUSE $25. $10. $5. TAX DEDUCTIBLE 659-4929 SELECTIONS Of BACH HAYDN tISZT. DEBUSSY, and POUIENC : HE h: J San frVBrmma $ 1 CHRISTMAS CONCERT! DIXIELAND TO CM Kin AY NlftMT S3 SUNDAY NIGHT .VI IVm. W. King Presents DECEMBER 12 AT 8:00 P.M. t;-;;'. 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