Two victories for the CTU were achieved today, as (1) an administrative law judge ruled CPS violated state law in imposing a new mask policy without bargaining, and (2) CPS finally agreed to disburse to sports programs millions of dollars won under the 2019-24 contract.
CPS was forced, due to the work of our rank-and-file, and CTU staff and leadership, to provide the unspent $5 million in sports funding from 2019-20 that it claimed had been “swept up” into general operating funds and no longer available for sports.
Sign the petition! Sports are essential for mental and physical growth, and with the influx of funding into our district, the athletic programs in our schools cannot look like they did pre-COVID. We are emerging from a pandemic and children will have to continue adjusting to a “new” normal. CPS and the mayor should be giving our students more, not less.
Update from CTU leadership on contract enforcement, and the conditions we’re fighting for in district and charter schools in order to safely return to classrooms.