CPS cancels public meetings on Contract Negotiations

A FACE manager at CPS had contacted us a few weeks ago and told us CPS was going to hold two meetings open to the public on contract negotiations. We put an email out to our membership about the first meeting scheduled at Gage Park High School for June 25th. Robocalls also went out to the parent community inviting them to these meetings. On Monday of this week, CPS emailed us to tell us that they changed their minds and will postpone these meetings until after the fact-finding process is completed in July. This is the message we received:

“After thoughtful consideration, Chicago Public Schools has decided to postpone the collective bargaining meetings until after the fact finding report is released on July 16th. In order to respect the bargaining process and the high sensitivity of this issue, CPS will wait until after the findings are released to host these meetings. We apologize for any inconvenience and would like to have the opportunity to call you back in the next coming weeks about information on the meetings.”

We will keep you informed about any public meetings that CPS plans post- July 16t