More CPS teachers return to classrooms Monday

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 08: A sign in a hallway at King Elementary School encourages social distancing as the school works to maintain a safe environment during the coronavirus pandemic on September 08, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Students at King Elementary and the rest of Chicago public schools started classes today remotely because of COVID-19 concerns. Teachers have the option of teaching from home or from their classrooms. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

CHICAGO — More CPS teachers will return to the classroom Monday.

The return is part of the new phased timeline for in-person learning agreed to by the Chicago Teachers Union.

Starting Monday, staff for kindergarten through fifth grade will be back in school buildings, preparing for the return of students on March 1.

Staff for sixth through eighth grades will come back March 1, with their students scheduled to return to in-person learning on March 8.

No date has been set for the return of high school students.

Pre-kindergarten and cluster students are already back for in-person learning.

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