Chicago Public Schools will return to in-person learning a day later than expected after district and union fail to reach agreement
CPS officials, including CEO Janice Jackson, have said the district has plans to mitigate the spread of any coronavirus outbreaks in schools. She and other school officials believe it’s time to get everyone back to the classroom.
In a letter sent to families of students on Sunday evening and obtained by CNN, CPS officials said they have met with the union “more than 70 times in an effort to reach an agreement that prevents disruption to student learning and provides families the option to safely return to classrooms.”
School officials said beginning on Monday, “teachers in pre-k through 8 and cluster classrooms who do not report to work in-person — and do not have a valid reason for their absence — will be considered absent without leave. On Tuesday, teachers who are absent without…