Families are scrambling to make plans for their children in case a Chicago Teachers Union Strike happens.
The strike could begin as soon as this Thursday October, 17th and CPS wants every parent to know that schools WILL remain open even if teachers don't show up.
On the CPS website, they state:
"Principals and non-unionized support staff will be available to greet students and ensure they have access to engaging activities."
- CPS school buildings will be open during their normal bell schedule. Students who need a safe place to go are encouraged to attend their regular school, but we will welcome students at any CPS school that is appropriate for their age.
- Charter and contract schools will continue to operate on their normal schedules, and families should look for any updates or changes from their principal or school/charter operator.
- All CPS schools will serve breakfast and lunch to students.
- After-school activities will be canceled. This includes — but is not limited to — sports, tutoring, field trips, Parent University activities, Local School Council meetings, and other community activities.
- To ensure the safety and well-being of our students, CPS administrative office staff will be assigned to schools as needed.
- Chicago Public Libraries will be also open, along with a limited number of parks, Safe Haven sites, and other community partner sites. Alternative sites are listed in the site locator tool at the bottom of the page. More sites will be added as additional locations are identified.
- School transportation services will not be available for students.