CPS Fails Math....Again
- The promise of cleaner schools at a lower price has turned out to be just that -- a promise.
Chicago Public Schools’ three-year contract with Philadelphia-based Aramark to manage all school cleaning services is $22 million over budget, according to procurement and finance records obtained by WBEZ.
Aramark has billed Chicago Public Schools $86 million for the first 11 months of its three-year contract. The first year price tag was initially set at $64 million.
But the people in charge think they're still "saving" money:
- CPS Chief Administrative Officer Tim Cawley denied the contract was over budget.
“No, we know we’re saving money now,” Cawley said. “There’s no question about that.”
District officials said they may not end up paying some of the bills owed to Aramark. Still, records show, the payments made through the end of December that have been officially closed out total $71 million.
Sure - because spending $71 million on a $64 million bid is everyone's definition of "saving." And the $86 million in bills submitted? Even more "savings!"
Or at least it is in the Chicago Public Schools. We can hardly wait until they hire CPS accountants to run our pensions - we'll be rich!