CPS Preps For Possible Strike

By Nick Gale, WLS-AM News

(CHICAGO) Chicago Public Schools are preparing ahead of a possible teachers strike.

The school board has given the go ahead to to administrators to start making contingency plans. CPS will work with the Chicago Park District and other agencies to provide places for students to go during the school day. CPS says it is prepared to spend some $15 million to keep kids occupied.

CPS CEO Forrest Claypool said today that they will continue to listen and negotiate with the Chicago Teachers Union.

The Chicago Teachers Union said Monday that the majority of their members have given the green light to strike. The union’s House of Delegates could decide Wednesday to give the mandatory 10 day notice needed before teachers strike. That earliest that could be is October 11.


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