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Legislative Action

The CTU’s legislative agenda would improve the day-to-day operations in Chicago’s schools, ensure broad and inclusive representation in school governance, and provide stability and predictability to school communities.

Legislative Updates


COVID-19 Session Legislative Priorities

The Illinois State Legislature is meeting this week in a brief session to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including what school reopening may look like, as well as consider a state budget that covers next school year. Please email your state rep and state senator and ask them to support the following legislative proposals:

  1. HB 5534 (Rep. Delia Ramirez and Sen. Robert Peters): This bill provides rent and mortgage relief and support for those who have lost income during this time.
  2. A state budget that includes appropriate funding for public schools. Schools have provided vital supports during the pandemic, like food and remote education, and will be a key site of the pandemic recovery. In addition to vital learning opportunities, schools provide students and families with physical and mental healthcare, English language and special education services, and connections with their communities. Cutting schools is thus a disaster as we repair the social impact of the pandemic.
  3. Schools can only be effective, however, if they are safe to return to. Schools need appropriate PPE including face coverings, cleaning and sanitation, physical distancing, and schedule accommodations. Educators must have a voice in this return to school. Support legislation that ensure educators’ input is guaranteed in school reopening plans.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
26
Sat
10:00 am PPC Training
PPC Training
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Training in how to convene and use PPCs during the pandemic. Zoom Registration Your Professional Problems Committee (PPC) is the key to enforcing our hard-won contract in your building. In addition to the usual issues[...]
Sep
29
Tue
4:30 pm PPC Training
PPC Training
Sep 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Training in how to convene and use PPCs during the pandemic. Zoom Registration Your Professional Problems Committee (PPC) is the key to enforcing our hard-won contract in your building. In addition to the usual issues[...]
Oct
6
Tue
4:30 pm PPC Training
PPC Training
Oct 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Training in how to convene and use PPCs during the pandemic. Zoom Registration Your Professional Problems Committee (PPC) is the key to enforcing our hard-won contract in your building. In addition to the usual issues[...]
Oct
7
Wed
4:45 pm House of Delegates meeting
House of Delegates meeting
Oct 7 @ 4:45 pm
House of Delegates meeting
Find more information about the House of Delegates and its regular meetings on the HOD web page.
Oct
8
Thu
4:30 pm PPC Training
PPC Training
Oct 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Training in how to convene and use PPCs during the pandemic. Zoom Registration Your Professional Problems Committee (PPC) is the key to enforcing our hard-won contract in your building. In addition to the usual issues[...]
Oct
10
Sat
10:00 am PPC Training
PPC Training
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Training in how to convene and use PPCs during the pandemic. Zoom Registration Your Professional Problems Committee (PPC) is the key to enforcing our hard-won contract in your building. In addition to the usual issues[...]
Oct
12
Mon
all-day Indigenous Peoples Day (Paid Hol...
Indigenous Peoples Day (Paid Hol...
Oct 12 all-day
Based on the 2020-2021 CPS Calendar published by the Chicago Board of Education.
Nov
4
Wed
4:45 pm House of Delegates meeting
House of Delegates meeting
Nov 4 @ 4:45 pm
House of Delegates meeting
Find more information about the House of Delegates and its regular meetings on the HOD web page.
Nov
5
Thu
all-day First Quarter Ends
First Quarter Ends
Nov 5 all-day
Based on the 2020-2021 CPS Calendar published by the Chicago Board of Education.