Chicago Teachers Union leadership has chosen to end the strike. All Chicago Public Schools will re-open on Wednesday, September 19, and all CPS students are expected to be back in the classroom. Continue to check back at cps.edu for more information.
A CTU strike would have a dramatic impact on students across the district, particularly in the areas of:
- Instruction: Students would not have access to instruction.
- Sports: Varsity games and practices would be cancelled, impacting the approximately 11,000 high school students who play fall sports, including: Football, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball; in some sports, such as Football, many student athletes could be shut out from participating in playoff and championship games.
- Nutrition: More than 400,000 daily hot breakfasts and lunches would not be served to students who need them. (84 percent of students, or more than 338,000 kids, qualify for the CPS free and reduced lunch program).
- High School Seniors: Seniors applying to college could have key elements of their admissions process delayed—the sending of their transcripts, ACT scores and teacher recommendations.
- Assessments: 20,000 high school juniors could miss practice tests for the ACT, and students in programs like International Baccalaureate (IB) could miss key coursework needed to prepare for exams.
In the coming days, additional information and details will be made available as needed, including site locations and resources for families.
- Families, continue to check cps.edu for the latest information.
- In the event of a strike, parents will be encouraged to register their child online at a Children First Site closest to their home.
- CPS will provide a guide with free online educational tools, materials and resources for students, separated by and appropriate to each grade level, to help facilitate learning in the event of a strike.
- Read our Frequently Asked Questions about the Children First plan.