New Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard has yet to release the details of his contract, but he’s saying that even though the contract includes performance-based bonuses he won’t be taking any this year.
At a taping of WBBM Newsradio’s “At Issue” program to air Sunday, Brizard said his contract has performance bonuses built in, but “the bar is set quite high” and under the district’s current fiscal crisis with a $720 million budget hole, he won’t take a bonus.
“It’s there and perhaps in more rich times if I deserve it…then fine,” he said. “But currently, even if I were to get it, or be offered it, I would not take it given the fiscal conditions we are in….. Even if I were to move numbers astronomically, I would not accept it.”
New schools chief: I wouldn't take bonus this year
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