The Council’s Education Committee was forced to recess its meeting Tuesday to dodge a quorum call by one member who expressed frustration with the committee’s lack of action in addressing Chicago Public Schools’ funding crisis.
Citing a last minute removal of a resolution from the agenda requesting CPS CEO Forrest Claypool and CPS budget officials testify before the committee on the state of its finances, Ald. Rick Muñoz (22) threatened a quorum call. Only 8 of the 20 members were present. He told reporters after the meeting that he wants Claypool to clear up inconsistencies with the district’s funding gap, “So that the City Council, if needed, can try and assess how to solve the problem.”