Joint Statement from Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and CPS CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson (2/1)
01 February 2021
CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and CPS CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson today issued the following statement on the status of negotiations with the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU):
“We have reached another important milestone today in our efforts to provide in-person learning for our students in the Chicago Public Schools system. We have secured agreement on one other open issue and made substantial progress on a framework that we hope will address the remaining issues. We are calling for a 48-hour cooling off period that will hopefully lead to a final resolution on all open issues. As a result of the progress we have made, and as a gesture of good faith, for now, teachers will retain access to their Google Suite. Students will remain virtual Tuesday and Wednesday and we will update the CPS school community as there are further developments.”
Chicago Public Schools serves 341,000 students in 638 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district.