We're keeping it quick with a few things we think you need to know today. Thanks for reading!
Local School Council Elections Update
Last week, the LSCs.4.All coalition (RYH is a member) sent this letter to CPS regarding LSC Elections concerns. On Wed, Nov 4, we received this letter from CPS in response. Something to note in the response letter: CPS agreed to extend the deadline for receipt of mail-in ballots to include all ballots postmarked by the election date and received within 14 days of the election. Parents and staff should be receiving mail-in ballots. Parents and staff do have the option to vote in person at schools. Community members will vote in person at schools. (CPS press release on LSC Elections from Oct 21: English | Spanish.)
Quarter 2 Starts Monday- All CPS Students Will Start Quarter 2 Remotely
All students will start quarter 2 with remote learning. CPS has NOT announced a possible date for PreK and Cluster program students to physically return to school buildings.
- TONIGHT, Th, Nov 5, 6PM. The CTU is hosting a webinar: Webinar: Re-opening Plan for Cluster and pre-K Teachers and Parents. Register here.
- Today's news is covered by Chalkbeat Chicago: Teachers’ union suffers setback in effort to delay school reopening in Chicago.
- Yesterday's news was all about school air quality tests. You can check your school’s report here. Press below.
North Lawndale Proposal to Close 3 Schools & Open 1 New School
This proposal was first reported by WBEZ in September. At last week’s CPS Board of Ed meeting, there were speakers from both sides of the issue- Block Club Chicago covered it here. On Saturday, parents, educators, and community from the North Lawndale Parent and Community Coalition (NLPCC), pushed back on the proposal. WTTW covers their press conference and flyering event here: In North Lawndale, Concerns Over Proposal to Consolidate 3 CPS Elementary Schools
Journey for Justice Alliance National Survey
What is your vision for equity in Public Education? Click here to take the National Grassroots Education Survey in English or Spanish. Journey for Justice is committed to getting feedback from Grassroots voices on their vision for America's public schools. We invite you to encourage, Black, Brown Indigenous parents and youth to take their National Education Survey!
Chalkbeat Chicago: How Chicago-area classrooms are responding to an unusual election
In Other News
➡️ Elected Representative School Board (ERSB) Meeting
Hosted by Lugenia Burns Hope Center via Zoom.
Wed, Nov 11 | 6PM | Register
➡️ Local School Council (LSC) Training | Module 2: Meetings
Hosted by the LSCs.4.All coalition via Zoom.
Th, Nov 12 | 6PM | Register