Chicago Public Schools are laying off about 1,000 employees, including nearly 500 teachers. But officials expect most to be hired for other open positions.
Officials with the nation's third-largest school district said Friday that those affected will be eligible to apply for other jobs in the district, which has about 1,000 teaching vacancies.
The teacher layoffs include 302 at high schools and 192 at elementary schools.
The others include 352 high school support personnel and 140 personnel at elementary schools.