Chicago school officials said they've come up with a plan to pay for the first year of a new teacher contract.
Officials said salary increases will amount to $103 million in the first year of the three-year contract ratified this week by Chicago Teachers Union.
The plan released on Friday doesn't include classroom cuts. Instead, savings and revenue identified to fund the first year of the contract, according to the district, include:
The contract includes a new evaluation system and an agreement that some teachers can keep their jobs if schools close. It also includes an agreement on implementing a longer school day.
Teachers went on strike Sept. 10, idling about 350,000 students for seven days.