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COVID-19 Spending

Chicago Public Schools is committed to doing everything in our power to lift up students, families, and staff during the COVID-19 public health emergency. To ensure our CPS community is supported during this unprecedented crisis, the district is taking significant actions, including distributing more than 100,000 devices and providing millions of free meals for our students.

Each month, CPS will post an updated list of projected expenditures associated with the district's response to COVID-19. The table below tracks all projected spending that is in direct response to COVID-19, including spending that is authorized by the emergency resolution approved at the March 2020 Board of Education meeting and spending covered by prior Board of Education authorizations.

*Combined purchase order totals will not match the estimated expenditures shown in the table because purchase orders have not yet been created for each planned expenditure. Additional purchase orders will be added to this page as they are finalized.

CFO EMERGENCY EXPENDITURE REPORT

(Cumulatively through March 31, 2021)

Category Quantity Estimated Expenditures Portion of Total Cost Attributed to the $100 Million Emergency Authorization Purchase Orders
Technology        
Chromebooks 62,544 $18,799,657 $14,762,095 3699152
3701175
3701776
3725661
3730775
3732140
3734603
Dell Windows laptops 6,876 $5,496,380 $729,480 3699729
3702207
Mifi units/hotspots 12,050 $2,563,127 $2,472,000 3699892
3700819
3701014
3774857
iPads 30,690 $7,550,816 $894,700 3699240
3699243
3700110
3701176
3701177
3702207
3702208
3725659
Device accessories packing and distribution 133,392 $465,744 $435,744 3699737
3699883
3700109
3701223
3702587
3703509
3704253
3705412
3707037
3707147
3725645
Printing and translation of materials 1,558,833 $1,259,966 $540,383 3699711
3699852
3699853
3700345
3701752
3718181
3725251
3734373
3740125
3740126
3751674
3751675
Licenses and software   $191,022   3702579
3705681
3705787
Installation and set-up services iPads/laptops 14,536 $1,149,991 $34,430 3700337
3700347
3701017
3701745
3701775
3702207
Cloud subscription and professional services 21 $267,192   3725245
3725246
Headphones 110,000 $777,600 $777,600 3730893
3732141
3748820
IT technical support for Aspen updates, contact tracing, health screening, attendance and grade analysis 2,502 $1,301,190 $1,301,190 3732719
3733115
3733312
3741027
3747595
3747601
3748591
3760131
IT technical support for payroll   $420,000 $280,000 3739957
3739963
3760202
Postage for remote learning devices for STLS students   $2,000   3740057
First quarter report cards postage   $145,089   3745666
3745667
Tech modernization support 14,380 $674,926   3748587
3748589
Visitors management system   $1,972,630 $1,972,630 3745376
Power strips 19,994 $250,128 $250,128 3755447
3755451
3755452
3755454
3755455
3755456
3755457
3760948
IT support for vaccine management   $252,000 $252,000 3760253
Google training education suite   $101,400 $101,400 3762264
Care room logistics   $75,000   3760351
Speakerphones 5,500 $1,017,500 $1,017,500 3774773
Web cameras 5,500 $341,000 $341,000 3774662
Total Technology   $45,074,358 $26,162,280  
Educational Materials        
AP exams 21,880 $1,845,210   3707591
IEP DocuSign costs 27,000 $1,155,000 $1,155,000 3713404
3725748
Closure packet printing 531,089 $531,089   3699515
3701921
Literacy supplies 354,312 $529,320   3700314
3701255
3701372
3701373
3701608
3701614
3704767
Closure, remote learning packet, and television broadcast translation 57,819 $76,251 $11,108 3699495
3699549
3705224
3723623
3723626
3723915
3728614
3730119
3733954
3733955
3734095
3741945
Teacher and students 6-8 ELA, Reading licenses 16,891 $321,380 $321,380 3724284
Television Broadcast for instructional content   $90,010 $90,000 3724080
3724625
3724777
Website development for COVID-19 related data for reopening schools   $219,950 $219,950 3725153
Chicago Connected Initiative Mailing (free high-speed internet) 60,000 $166,834 $166,834 3725633
3725634
3734148
3739560
Selective Enrollment application site   $18,900 $18,900 3700684
Remote learning supervision   $2,479,018 $2,479,018 3737530
3737531
3737533
3737534
3737855
3737857
3737919
3739292
3740834
3741063
3741145
3743671
3744884
3748889
3749236
3749250
3749287
3749316
3749317
3749710
3750205
3751411
3752547
3753844
3759438
3762979
3763518
3767975
3767979
3768585
3768605
3770575
3772051
3775117
3775118
Chicago Connected support services   $2,400,000   3736632
3736635
3736703
3736704
3736705
3736706
3736707
3736708
3736709
3736710
3736711
3736712
3736713
3736714
3736715
3736716
3736717
3736718
3736719
Summer sports supplies 1,675 $37,337 $37,337 3740384
Diverse learners curriculum software 420 $232,894 $232,894 3752807
Educational technology software subscription 851 $9,985 $9,985 3753746
3763129
3772108
3772720
3774179
Printing of care room manuals and COVID-19 testing protocol   $2,284   3757298
3758192
3760540
Health screener, reopening materials, and citywide assessment evaluations translation services   $28,136   3754181
3756498
3757448
3758262
3759053
3759671
3766710
Remote learning professional development   $600   3764527
Total Education Materials   $10,144,198 $4,742,406  
Compensation        
Premium pay for workers   $30,649,653 $18,096,000 3705113
3705115
3724277
3724279
3724280
3763442
3772640
Total Compensation   $30,649,653 $18,096,000  
Emergency Supplies **        
Disinfecting Supplies 1,056,128 $15,073,950   3721424
3723416
3725144
3725145
3725606
3725607
3729414
3729415
3730442
3733146
3734323
3735713
3735817
3740802
3744050
3748829
Signs 16,890 $5,267,014 $5,208,913 3698856
3724278
3727813
3727815
3729714
3731883
3732595
3732608
3733428
3735019
3739695
3742345
3748353
3751273
3761130
3769008
Masks/Face Coverings 3,498,985 $3,529,849 $964,881 3699616
3700407
3701637
3704204
3723415
3726365
3727775
3728697
3728746
3731478
3732073
3732583
3737143
3740802
3748660
3750527
3760458
3760637
3761159
3762655
3763306
3766772
3772505
Other PPE 2,023,340 $6,095,987 $5,105,360 3698039
3699221
3700368
3724275
3724276
3726363
3729017
3729018
3729866
3732113
3732585
3735721
3736820
3737800
3737801
3739694
3740802
3741939
3743779
3743780
3744033
3744034
3744288
3744289
3744310
3744695
3753827
3755360
3761321
3761468
3764512
3769884
3771204
3774889
3775211
Medical Equipment 23,316 $788,835 $780,265 3695960
3726147
3728424
3740802
3759677
3760743
3766752
Air Purifiers 117,322 $13,251,221 $12,451,578 3733144
3734856
3735393
3739713
3739716
3744734
3750606
3756616
Paper Bags 1,400 $72,730   3753030
Custodian for sneeze guard installation   $172,730 $172,730 3759777
3759821
3759822
3759823
Air quality monitors 650 $93,991 $93,991 3757776
3757778
Hands-free paper towel dispensers 2,700 $121,500   3754592
Total Emergency Supplies   $44,467,807 $24,777,718  
Emergency Cleaning        
Environmental cleaning, cleaning and disinfecting   $1,578,490   3694886
3698028
3698036
3698232
3698391
3698954
3700542
3700748
3724274
3726360
3726362
3740359
3745061
3774934
Indoor air quality assessments   $426,420   3741869
3743810
3753752
3753753
3753878
Cleaning supplies 6,500 $62,835   3760727
3760744
3761845
Total Cleaning   $2,067,745    
Nutrition        
Reach-in refrigerator 1 $4,360   3699496
Flyers 20,000 $7,469   3699863
Students meals delivery 1,140,320 $11,532,120   3704873
3705375
3731746
3738409
3751271
Total Nutrition   $11,543,949    
Other        
Student international travel cancellation expense reimbursement   $1,928,992 $1,928,992 N/A
Emergency planning and video   $73,900 $73,900 3722900
Summer job program   $106,810 $106,810 3729816
COVID-19 database management 380 $47,500 $47,500 3729946
Transportation routing   $630,000 $480,000 3728540
3730690
Post-COVID task force support   $3,500   3744213
Care room attendants   $9,360,000 $9,360,000 3757889
3757890
Nursing services for COVID-19 testing   $3,425,520 $3,425,520 3759437
3759439
Logistic and management for surveillance COVID-19 testing   $500,000 $500,000 3758417
COVID-19 testing   $318,500 $318,500 3758503
Vaccine refrigerators 8 $10,086   3761275
Temperature data loggers 12 $1,904   3761633
LSC election support due to COVID-19   $88,000 $88,000 3761604
Vaccination centers   $1,650,000 $1,650,000 3768484
Vaccination site signs and printing materials   $360   3771121
3772228
Total Other   $18,145,072 $17,979,222  
Grand Total   $162,092,782 $91,757,626  

**December 2020 Update: The Emergency Supplies expenditures have been reclassified into six new broad categories. "Disinfecting Supplies" includes hand sanitizer and other cleaning supplies. "Signs" includes signs and related services. "Masks/Face Coverings" includes masks, face shields, and respirators. "Other PPE" includes gloves, caps, gowns, and sneeze guards/partitions. "Medical Equipment" includes thermometers and nursing supplies. And "Air Purifiers" includes air purifiers and filters.

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