CHICAGO – State Rep Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, stopped by Grover Cleveland Elementary School’s Fall Fest celebration in Chicago’s Irving Park neighborhood recently to wish parents, students, and faculty a happy new school year.
“As I send my own kids back to school, I want to wish everybody at Cleveland success in the coming year,” Andrade said. “High-quality education is the best way to build communities and create opportunity for everyone, and Cleveland Elementary is providing that opportunity to hundreds of students.”
Andrade supported several measures designed to increase the quality of education in advance of the 2019-20 school year, including a new law that sets a $40,000 minimum teacher salary in the state, and a budget that provides significant new funding to Chicago Public Schools through the new evidence-based funding model.
“The work I’ve been doing in Springfield is going to show up at neighborhood schools across Chicago this year and for years to come,” said Andrade. “Meeting the wonderful parents and teachers at Cleveland reminds me why this is some of the most important work I do as a state Representative.”
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