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Charter school headlines for the week of Feb. 22, 2021

Asian Human Services, the owner of Passages Charter School, has abruptly broken off negotiations but members remain united. Aspira members have reached a tentative agreement over the move of ASPIRA Early College High School into the ASPIRA Haugan Middle School building. CTU members at Instituto Justice Leadership Academy are raising objections about the school’s disturbing lack of cleanliness. Educators at Latino Youth High School continue to stand strong in their 28th week of refusing the boss’ return to in-person work order. And we are close to a tentative reopening agreement with Namaste.

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Congressman García and Chicago-area state legislators urge safety and resources

Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García wrote to President Biden and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona about the need for resources and cooperation in reopening schools, echoing the concerns that the Chicago Teachers Union has raised about Mayor Ligghtfoot’s reopening plan. On the same day, 23 state legislators from the Chicago area wrote to the mayor, the Board of Education and CPS leadership urging cooperation, caution and resources in reopening schools.

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An open letter to parents from the Chicago Teachers Union

Our union shared this open letter with Chicago public school parents as negotiations with Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPS leadership continue. We continue to work towards reaching an agreement that supports the safety, equity and trust every public school community in Chicago needs and deserves.

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Restore Our Bargaining Rights

HB 2275 will restore bargaining rights to CTU and all other CPS unions that were eliminated by the 1995 amendatory act. Both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly have passed it. IL House Speaker Welch needs to send the bill now to Governor Pritzker so he can sign it. Write them both and your state representative to urge action as soon as possible on this bill which can impact the safe reopening agreement under negotiation now between CTU and CPS.

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General CTU Announcement

Teachers will be able to transfer schools for Spring 2021 without principal permission between November 22, 2020 and January 6, 2021.

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Upcoming Events

Mar
3
Wed
4:30 pm House of Delegates meeting
House of Delegates meeting
Mar 3 @ 4:30 pm
House of Delegates meeting
Find more information about the House of Delegates and its regular meetings on the HOD web page.
Mar
12
Fri
all-day Payday (full pay)
Payday (full pay)
Mar 12 all-day
Regular 10 Day Paycheck.
Mar
26
Fri
all-day Payday (full pay)
Payday (full pay)
Mar 26 all-day
Regular 10 Day Paycheck.
Mar
29
Mon
all-day Spring Break (Paid Vacation)
Spring Break (Paid Vacation)
Mar 29 – Apr 2 all-day
Based on the 2020-2021 CPS Calendar published by the Chicago Board of Education.
Apr
7
Wed
4:30 pm House of Delegates meeting
House of Delegates meeting
Apr 7 @ 4:30 pm
House of Delegates meeting
Find more information about the House of Delegates and its regular meetings on the HOD web page.
Apr
9
Fri
all-day Payday (full pay)
Payday (full pay)
Apr 9 all-day
Regular 10 Day Paycheck.
Apr
15
Thu
all-day End of 3rd Quarter
End of 3rd Quarter
Apr 15 all-day
Based on the 2020-2021 CPS Calendar published by the Chicago Board of Education.
Apr
16
Fri
all-day School Improvement Day (100% Tea...
School Improvement Day (100% Tea...
Apr 16 all-day
Based on the 2020-2021 CPS Calendar published by the Chicago Board of Education. This day is 100 percent teacher directed per Article 19-2 of the CTU-CPS Contract.
Apr
21
Wed
all-day Elementary Report Card Pickup
Elementary Report Card Pickup
Apr 21 all-day
Based on the 2020-2021 CPS Calendar published by the Chicago Board of Education.
Apr
22
Thu
all-day High School Report Card Pickup
High School Report Card Pickup
Apr 22 all-day
Based on the 2020-2021 CPS Calendar published by the Chicago Board of Education.

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