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CTU News on COVID-19

Chicago Public Schools Stimulus Budget: What values does a pandemic school budget reflect?
How should CPS spend the extra $2.3 billion the district is receiving in pandemic relief funds from the federal government?
Gavel and law books
Last week, we advised members that you should not respond to the CPS vaccination survey if you believe your response
Pressure from work actions undermined efforts of Mayor's hand-picked board to weaken safety metrics for all schools, won stronger protocols
This evening, the House of Delegates voted overwhelmingly to end our remote-only work action, approve the tentative framework that our
More progress, but no agreement yet, as CTU seeks firm commitments for student/family vaccinations while infections and serious illness among

Bargaining Updates

CPS: still starving our schools
5:00 a.m. Tues., Sept. 3: Press conference Juarez high school, 1450 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago High school loses $840,000 and
Mayor Lightfoot released her CPS budget for FY 2020 on Thursday—and it CUTS funding for school nurses, librarians and social
In last Thursday's negotiations, we received counter-proposals related to clinicians, sanctuary and leaves of absence. These proposals remain inadequate. While

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