Member Bulletin for November 15, 2023

Topics in this bulletin include Contract campaign kickoff, Sports Stipends, PSRP Day, Teach truth, not Skyline, Instituto rally and more!

Member Bulletin: October 26, 2023

Topics include: Contract kickoff, end Illinois vouchers, staffing wins, Christopher House TA, and more!

New agreements will help alleviate substitute shortage

CTU and CPS have agreed to two new Memorandums of Understanding that will improve substitute teacher coverage. One relates to the number of days retirees can substitute teach and the other provides new pay provisions to help cover parental leaves under the new 12-week leave policy.

Honor a Substitute In Your Building

Every other month, the CTU honors two substitutes doing the essential work to keep schools running in the face of staffing shortages and teacher absences. The next round of awards will be issued at the December 7 House of Delegates, so submit a nomination today!

Guidance for substitute teachers and good news for PRSPs denied unemployement this summer

The Union has won an appeal of an IDEAS ruling that found PSRPs whos chose to spread out their 10 month’s of wages over 12 months ineligible for unemployment. Also, please remember teacher assistants and SECAs are only allowed to be used as substitutes for up to 60 minutes and only in the case of a temporary emergency.