July 29 update on bargaining with Chicago Community Educational institutions for slide return

A different bargaining session arrived and went yesterday. What do we know currently that we did not by now know?

We know that the Delta Variant has a brain of its individual, but Mayor Lightfoot and her CPS group do not feel the protocols and mitigation approaches we agreed to earlier this calendar year are significant for reopening educational facilities to all college students future month.

Maintain in head that these mitigation procedures were put in spot when only 25 % of college students returned to college buildings. With the mayor and CPS imposing in-man or woman instruction on all pupils starting Aug. 30, the basic safety protocols we agreed to in the winter and spring have to stay in area.

We also know that CPS will have a document infusion of federal cash from the American Rescue Strategy, but only a smaller share of those resources will make their way to our school rooms. We have an historic possibility to leverage individuals sources into the variety of transformation our colleges require and are entitled to. Simply place, we require extra grownup bodies in our schools and CPS has the cash to do that.

We know that CPS at last has started to aim relatively on the have to have to vaccinate qualified college students. But that awareness lacks the urgency and recognition of what our pupils and their families need to have in this minute.

The district has indicated a willingness to take into account our demand from customers that the Virtual Academy be staffed by members with spouse and children or professional medical requires for distant accommodations. But CPS still refuses to ensure associates the suitable to return to their first school at the time the pandemic finishes.

On Wednesday, we had a impressive picket and press meeting at CPS headquarters. We stated our scenario loudly and succinctly. We will go on to do so until eventually the mayor begins to actually hear. You can enable by signing and sharing our Commit in Our Educational facilities petition.


And, after far more than 150 several years of appointed leadership of our universities, we have an elected consultant college board.

When we combat, we win. Democracy wins.