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CTU News on COVID-19

School has seen over half of classes quarantined and breakthrough COVID, including one vaccinated worker who died four days after
CHICAGO, November 30, 2021 — Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement today in wake of a
Mayor's CPS team promised to move $535 million out of $2.6 billion in COVID relief to schools, but students see
Tuesday day of action across CPS will flag chronic issues of school safety, staffing, cleanliness, with no relief from $2.6
A hand in medical gloves holds a syringe and a dose bottle that says: COVID 19 Coronavirus Vaccine
We cannot have any kind of dysfunction from the mayor and her CPS leaders around getting our youngest students vaccinated.

Bargaining Updates

Another day of bargaining with the mayor's team makes clear she has yet to order her crew to move off
Given what we heard at the bargaining table yesterday — more of the same lies, dishonesty and, if you can
Hundreds of CTU delegates with fists raised stand united and determined.
The House of Delegates overwhelmingly ratified this resolution at its October 6, 2021 monthly meeting.

Stay informed and take action for student and educator safety

Resources to Aid School Communities

CTU staff have been compiling and vetting resources available for our students and their families to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. From healthcare to housing assistance, from food assistance to unemployment rights and including regional and mutual aid resources, this page is a hub of supports for our school communities.

Resource Hub Student Borrower COVID-19 Relief

LSC Resolutions on Safety

Local School Councils across the district have passed resolutions on the reckless CPS plan for reopening. If you want to organize a resolution for your school’s LSC, you’ll find sample resolutions and other useful information on our LSC Information page.

PPC and PSC Remote Guidance

Professional Problems Committees (PPCs in district schools, PSCs in charter schools) are crucial for establishing workplace norms collaboratively. Find guidance about remotely convening these essential bodies established by our contracts.

Remote PPC/PSC Guide

Teaching Resources

Quest Center PD

CTUF Quest Center continues to support members through the re-licensure process all professional development (PD) needs by continuing to provide high-level, online PD offerings that are either Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) PD Hour bearing, CPS Lane Placement Credit bearing, or both. In addition, they offer some short but impactful PD offerings that can be attended and completed in about an hour online.

Quest Center PD Offerings

Those PD offerings include:

  • Distance Learning During School Closures
  • Google Meet and Chat For Online Communication
  • Scratch: Anyone Can Code Online
  • Exploring the World Without Leaving Your Chair: Google Maps, Earth, Arts & Culture
  • How Can I Read If I Can’t Go To The Library? E-books To The Rescue!
  • Google Forms: Assessment From Afar