Joint Statement from Mayor Lightfoot and CPS CEO Jackson on CTU Agreement (2/10)
10 February 2021
CHICAGO - Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and CPS CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson issued the following statement on the ratification of the district’s agreement with CTU:
"The vast majority of CPS families have been separated from their schools for nearly a year, and the ratification of our agreement ensures families have options to choose in-person learning and make a plan that is best for them. We look forward to welcoming students as they return to their classrooms in the days ahead. This vote reaffirms the strength and fairness of our plan, which provides families and employees certainty about returning to schools and guarantees the best possible health and safety protocols. Our schools are fully prepared to safely welcome back students beginning tomorrow, and we are eager to provide additional support for the families who need more than remote learning can provide."
Information about the timeline for reopening and additional details about the agreement with CTU can be found here.
Chicago Public Schools serves 341,000 students in 638 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district.