age 10-Thursday, December 6, 1979-The Michigan Daily
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CHICAGO (AP)-Already hit this
week with a second drop in its bond
rating and the defection of two more
top-level officials, the Chicago school
district grappled yesterday with the
prospect of a payless payday for its
nearly 50,000 employees.
The new school board president,
Catherine Rohter, told reporters she
might try to raise at least part of the
$41.5 million monthly payroll due
tomorrow, but only if teachers and
other employees would accept such a
plan in advance.
SHE SAID SHE had discussed the
partial payment idea with Robert
Healey, president of the Chicago
Teachers union, on Tuesday night and
that he said he would think about it.
Healey had no comment on the
suggestion yesterday, but he said his
union's 23,000 members would not
strikeif they went unpaid tomorrow. He
said, however, that they would hold an
emergency meeting tomorrow night to
discuss future moves.
A payless payday was averted for the
system's 48,600 employees last month
after the state freed an advance
payment of $55 million in the district's
December stateaid allotment.
THE TEACHERS, Healy said, "don't
know from payday to payday whether
they'll get paid. That raises their
anxiety level. You can't really do a job
well when you're wondering if you'll
have any kind of Christmas for your
He refused to speculate how long they
would work without being paid.
City and state leaders said they would
not make any decision on bailing the
school system out again until their
financial officers went over the books
today or tomorrow.
Mayor Jayne Byrne charged yester-
day that school leaders had "covered
up" the financial crisis, which she said
had been building for a decade.
"WE'RE DEALING with problems 10
years old that were covered up and
changed, and the schools were por-
trayed to be strong when in fact they
weren't," she said.
"The sehool board had its facts given
to it and it just wanted to sleep," she
said. "Now everybody's awake."
The financial crunch hit Nov. 14 when
Moody's Investors Service lowered the
district's short-term note ratings and
school officials were unable to borrow
$124.6 million to meet expenses. On
Monday, Moody's dropped the bond
rating again because the board missed
a $13.8 million lease payment to the
IN ADDITION to payroll problems,
Mrs. Rohter said that "we are dread-
fully behind in payment to all our ven-
dors and suppliers." However, she
would not comment on reports the
board was $20 million behind in those
The schools are in "a very dee. . .
fiscal problem evidenced by everyone
leaving the ship," Healey said.
Deputy Superintendent Eugene
Guiterrez and chief finance officer
Robert Stickles submitted their
resignations on Tuesday. Superinten-
dent Joseph Hannon and then-board
president John Carey quit last week.
Goldman Sachs & Co., part of a
special committee of accountants,
lawyers and budget analysts, said last
week that the system needed $475
million to get back on firm financial
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