CHICAGO (CBS)– Lessons are canceled at Chicago Public Faculties Wednesday.
This implies there can be no in-person or distant instruction.
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The announcement got here late Tuesday night time from CPS Chief Govt Officer Pedro Martinez, hours after the the Chicago Lecturers Union voted in favor of going distant.
Lessons cancelled in any respect Chicago Public Faculties as we speak. The district made the late choice after the CTU voted in favor of distant studying.
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Martinez says they’re engaged on a plan to get youngsters again within the lecture rooms as quickly as attainable and can proceed working with CTU to achieve an settlement that addresses their COVID security considerations.
UPDATE ON 1/5 CLASSES: As a result of Chicago Lecturers Union voting to not report to colleges tomorrow, there can be no in-person or distant instruction for CPS college students tomorrow, January fifth. All after college packages, athletic practices, and different occasions are additionally canceled. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/pOf3lznyUM
— CPS – Chicago Public Faculties (@ChiPubSchools) January 5, 2022
Childcare choices are listed on the CPS web site.
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Take-home meals can be obtainable in any respect colleges from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
All after-school packages, sports activities and different school-related packages are additionally canceled.
It’s recognized right now if lessons will resume Thursday.
The CTU informed its academics in a memo that Jan. 18 would be the subsequent day of in-person instruction, however CPS has not but addressed the plan past canceling lessons Wednesday – and Mayor Lori Lightfoot earlier stated the union doesn’t get to make such a choice.
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The union stated the vote in favor of a remote-work-only job motion was 73%.