Schools closed Wednesday and Thursday as Chicago Public Schools (CPS) en die Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) onderhandel. Students had returned to classes on Monday and Tuesday following winter break.
The union is demanding a remote-learning period until cases “substantially subside” or until Mayor Lori Lightfoot signs an agreement on “conditions of return,” insluitend “robust testing, sufficient staffing and subs, and a school-level metric to trigger a pause in in-person instruction.” CPS is demanding teachers return to their classrooms.
“Meals are available at all schools from 9 am. aan 12 p.m.,” the school district tweeted Thursday morning, along with links to “Safe Haven sites” vir “childcare” and Chicago Park District field houses that are open during normal operating hours.
CPS CEO Pedro Martinez said in a Wednesday statement that some teachers are still reporting to work in-person despite the ongoing negotiations.