Topics include LEAD, CTU sick days, ChiArts vote, policy fellowship, class size drop-in, and more!
In this week’s bulletin: ChiArts to set strike date, back to school tour, 100 days of the Johnson administration, extreme heat, class size webinar, policy fellowship and more!
As of mid-May, the Joint Class Size Assessment Council has provided a total of 354 class-size positions. Of these, 210 are teacher positions, and the remaining 144 are teacher assistants. These are at more than 190 district schools throughout the city. We have also authorized overtime classes at the high-school level to help alleviate overcrowded classes, and some schools have received extended-day buckets providing additional paid preparation time before or after school for teachers with student overloads.
Lane Tech College Prep teachers just won a significant class size victory using the strengthened language in Article 28 of our Contract…a member-staff collaboration that is a perfect example of what an organizing model of unionism should be.
Eleven members at ASPIRA Business and Finance High School (ABF) will receive compensation for class size violations totaling $61,000 thanks to a settlement of two outstanding grievances defending important class size limits won in our 2018 contract.
Chicagoans must have the right to elect their school board. Teachers must have the right to bargain on staffing and class size.