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The Chicago Teachers Union won a favorable settlement of our grievance about preparation periods on June 19 and 20, 2019 — the last two days of student attendance for the 2018-19 school year. Prep periods on those days will be teacher directed.

Consistent with our settlement agreement relative to Grievance No. 16-07-101(gec) – the Board’s labor relations department sent the following communication to its elementary and middle school administrators on April 19.

———- Forwarded message ———
From: ES, Laborrelations <laborrelationses@cps.edu>
Date: Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 12:44 PM
Subject: PLEASE READ: Preparation Periods
To: [All Elementary and Middle School Principals]

Dear Elementary and Middle School Principals,

Pursuant to a settlement with the Chicago Teachers Union, the preparation periods for all elementary and middle schools on the last two days of student attendance this school year (June 19, 2019 and June 20, 2019) will be teacher-directed, not principal directed.

Should you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Miguel Perretta
Assistant General Counsel – Labor Relations
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