CPS is set to receive an historic $2.6 billion infusion of federal dollars from three federal funding programs. And the City of Chicago will reap another $2 billion in COVID relief money, giving Mayor Lightfoot a record $4 billion that should be used to transform our schools and communities.
Getting students, families vaccinated is key to a safe reopening in the fall.
Mayor Lightfoot’s CPS team needs to go beyond the bare minimum of engagement and provide additional safety through more school-based vaccinations and increased nurse, counselor, case manager and social worker staffing.
This chart summarizes the accommodations and leaves of absence available to CTU members under the Memorandum of Agreement on the Resumption of In-Person Instruction and the High School Addendum to it.
In an attempt to intimidate educators out of exercising their rights, CPS management has sent new communications changing policies and denying legitimate requests. Below you will find guidance on responding to some of the most common situations that members are experiencing as the mayor recklessly pushes forward with a plan rejected by the vast majority of educators, parents, and principals.
A brave few stepped forward and inspired us all throughout this fight. CPS agreed to reinstate all locked out members and drop discipline against them. The mayor and CPS refused to pay the wages they owe PSRPs and teachers who stood up for safety. We’re supporting them and fighting to get what they deserve.
Late last night we received a tentative framework from Chicago Public Schools for the resumption of in-person learning.
We reached tentative agreements today with CPS on four key areas for the safe resumption of in-person learning.