We met with CPS about its remote learning plan and forthcoming guidance this weekend, and after a planning week and Spring Break, remote learning begins the week of April 13.
The mayor wants to line up volunteer CTU staff support for childcare centers in a small number of schools located near hospitals to care for children of healthcare workers. We need more assurances on member safety and we’re pushing for them.
CTU, allies lay out common good platform to protect students, families, workers as coronavirus threat spreads
Comprehensive demands call for paid time off for workers across state; free testing for students, families in need; meals for quarantined low-income students; better planning for deep cleanings at schools and public places; policies to tackle digital divide for students mandated to distance learning during school closures.
The Union has ongoing concerns about cleanliness in schools, especially as it affects the capacity to prevent coronavirus transmission.
They’re going to hire more experts, strengthen policy and improve training without thinking twice, but we still can’t get a librarian in every school?
We look forward to working with Gov. Pritzker and the General Assembly to continue increasing funding to CPS and moving toward real stability and predictability for parents, students and school communities.
On February 12, Chicago Public Schools announced that it would earmark millions of dollars to compensate more than 10,500 students illegally and improperly denied special education services by the district.
In order to be fully prepared for the district’s budget meetings, our members and allies need to be fully informed on the effect student based-budgeting and the SQRP ratings system have on our students.
We are pleased to report another favorable decision for the CTU in this week’s grievance and arbitration report, which resulted in three big wins.