CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools has announced more than 250 contingency sites where students can go during Friday’s one-day teacher strike.
Sites will be located throughout the city so families have a place to go if they cannot keep their children at home on April 1.
The contingency sites will be made up of 107 CPS schools, 80 Chicago Park District facilities, all 80 Chicago Public Library locations and numerous Safe Haven locations.
CPS CEO Forrest Claypool said, “While it’s unfortunate that CTU leadership is pushing an illegal strike, CPS is committed to providing all of our students with safe environments that will keep them fed and engaged.”
Students will be provided with online learning opportunities, as well as physical education, and arts and crafts programming. All students who attend contingency sites will be provided with free breakfast and lunch. The CTA will provide free transportation to all students on Friday.
Parents can find a full list of contingency sites by visiting www.CPS.edu/April1 or by dialing 311.
CPS requests that those interested in using contingency sites register online so that CPS can optimize staffing at each location.