Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson and Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that CPS students will have to attend school out of the classroom, and learn strictly remotely at the beginning of the school year.
The decision came after much consideration I'm sure and the Chicago Teachers Union threatening to strike. The CTU felt the proposed hybrid of home-and-classroom learning was not going to work. Students will now remain at home when the school season starts on Sept. 8.
Of course there are many questions that remain to be answered and many parents have concerns about the safety of their children, how they will continue to receive meals, what internet/computer resources will provided to them and much more.
This is definitely no easy task for the administration of Chicago Public Schools. They have to carefully draw a plan where the best interest of the child has to be a priority.