We have 35 days until students report to school, and CPS must immediately start planning transparently and in partnership with our union to provide every student the educational, social and emotional supports they need to learn and grow.
CTU officers, staff and rank-and-file members report on the state of talks with CPS about reopening plans for the fall.
If you have any concerns that returning to school buildings that could force you to consider requesting a leave of absence in the fall, it’s critically important to fill out CPS’ pre-questionnaire.
The following information supersedes any previous guidance about leaves of absence during the pandemic. Find out about special pandemic provisions for ADA accommodations, short-term disabilities, CDC regulations, emergency paid leave, FMLA and discretionary leave.
This member communication provides updates on discussions with CPS over fall schooling, finalized pay tables with veteran pay resolved and CPS leave policies clarified for issues related to the pandemic.
The lack of a plan that spells out criteria that mitigates the maximum amount of risk leaves us no other choice but to say that we cannot return to in-school, classroom instruction, and must continue remote learning until we clarify how to keep students, educators and school communities as safe as possible.