CHICAGO–On Thursday, Acero Educators are expected to vote overwhelmingly to approve a tentative agreement with the Acero Charter Schools, ushering in a new era for the operator and its relationship with educators, their students and the educational community it serves. This development stands in stark contrast to the obstacles erected by CICS and Christopher House charter school as educators there pursue the same common-sense contract provisions that Acero and district educators now enjoy.
HB 2778 sits on Gov. Pritzker’s desk awaiting his signature. It creates COVID leave for all school workers and retroactively restores sick days used for COVID purposes. Tell him to sign it.
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.