CTU members to vote Tuesday on tentative agreement between CPS, union

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CHICAGO Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union have reached a tentative agreement to return to in-person learning that is subject to a CTU member vote.

Mayor Lightfoot and CPS CEO Janice Jackson announced the district plans to have Pre-K and cluster students back into school buildings by Thursday.

The CTU took to Twitter Sunday afternoon, saying that an agreement had not yet been reached, and that members would continue to discuss prior to a vote.

It is now up approximately 25,000 teachers to approve the agreement.

Voting is set to begin tonight at midnight and will last through the day on Tuesday after the

A simple majority is needed to accept the deal.

In addition to the return of Pre-K and cluster students on February 11, staff for Kindergarten through 5th grade would return on February 22, with those students returning March 1.

Staff for 6th through 8th grades would also return on March 1, with their students slated to return to in-person learning on March 8.

The proposal also allows teachers or staff members to request special accommodations if a member of the household is medically compromised.

The plan will also offer vaccines to teachers and staff members before a return to the classroom.

A plan for high school students has not been negotiated.

CTU’s House of Delegates voted Monday night to present the framework to the full 25,000 person membership on Tuesday.

During the meeting, 90 percent of delegates voted “no confidence” in the district leadership of Mayor Lightfoot and CPS.

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