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2250 N. Clifton Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

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Strike Plan

Dear Mayer Families,

Earlier this week you received a letter detailing our District’s contingency plans in the event of a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU).  I am hopeful that a resolution will come, however I know each of you have real concerns about what happens should a strike occur.  I do not expect more than five staff members to be in the building during the strike.  Below are details that have been shared with us.

What You Should Know:

CTU leadership has issued a 10-day strike notice.  With this action, a strike could begin as early as Tuesday (October 11).  In the event of a strike:

– All classes and extracurricular activities will be cancelled.

– We encourage you to keep your student(s) at home or at a non-CPS facility during the strike.  School will not be in session, and no attendance penalties will be incurred.  We will have very few members of the staff in the building.

– For those families who do not have that option, school buildings will remain open for their normal bell schedules, led by myself and our non-CTU staff members.  Additionally, Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Library sites will also be available to students.

– To find the most convenient site for your family, visit cps.edu/strikeplan or call 311.  Using the map you can find your site options, as well as register your student(s) if they plan to attend.

– Food service will be provided at each site, as will activities to keep students safe and engaged.

– CPS buses will not be operating, but the CTA will provide free transportation to students from 5:30a.m. to 8:30p.m.

Where Can I Find More Information?

For contingency site locations, hours of operation, and frequently asked questions, visit cps.edu/strikeplan or call 311.

We may not know whether there will be a strike until the end of the weekend, but I will continue to provide updates by phone and email as they occur.  I encourage you to look for those to make sure have the most accurate information about our District’s status.

Thank you,

Katie Konieczny
Oscar Mayer