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District officials are warning principals that their schools may lose poverty dollars due to an inexplicable undercount of low-income students this year. File photo from a July 2015 Chicago Teachers Union rally protesting budget cuts.
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District officials are warning principals that their schools may lose poverty dollars due to an inexplicable undercount of low-income students this year. File photo from a July 2015 Chicago Teachers Union rally protesting budget cuts.

Mix-up in poverty counts puts school budgets in jeopardy

April 27, 2016

Chicago Public Schools officials can’t explain a sharp drop in the number of low-income students this year. Principals got an email warning that they could lose out on money if undercounts are not corrected.

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