Mayor Lightfoot is committed to providing our city’s children with the resources and support they need to lead healthy, successful lives. 

Under Mayor Lightfoot’s leadership, Chicago Public Schools (CPS):

  • Committed to hiring hundreds of additional school social worker positions and school nurses, as well as additional special education case managers in CPS as part of a new 5-year contract.
  • Reached a record high graduation rate and a record low high school dropout rate in 2020; and one of the highest FAFSA completion rates in the country (89.46%) as well as $1 billion in scholarships for CPS high school graduates in 2021.
  • Distributed more than 42 million meals to families in need since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Secured $145 million in Head Start and Early Head Start awards to provide high-quality early-learning services to Chicago’s children. 
  • Fought for a science-based approach to dealing with the pandemic so that our kids can remain safely in the classroom.

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A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.

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