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Many epidemiologists anticipate that there will be a winter surge of COVID infections, especially after our students and families are in congregate settings, like during the upcoming Thanksgiving break and throughout the winter. Mitigations embedded in our safety agreement will be crucial for the safety of our students and families.
With 43 percent of classes in quarantine in late January, the Nixon Elementary Safety Committee sprang into action. After a three-hour meeting, the committee decided to flip the entire school to remote.
While it’s unsurprising that CPS has yet to get its safety act together, take heart from the knowledge that parents support our efforts to push for safety and transparency.
CTU officers and staff are prepared to support members as we all work together to continue to build safety through solidarity for our rank-and-file members and the students and families we support.
Members have been following the news of spiking cases of COVID-19 across the country and throughout the Chicago area, and CTU is organizing for whatever may unfold in early January.
CTU/CPS agreement to reopen schools created safety committees to uphold hard-fought and hard-won mitigations and make building conditions safer for staff and students. At LPHS, staff are united to win change through the committee.
Saying “no” to inappropriate assignments today can help ensure your school has the proper staffing you need tomorrow. CPS will never provide our schools with the staffing and resources they need and that have been promised if PSRPs continue to play the dutiful helper role — always willing to chip in when needed.