Chicago School Board President Says Classes Will Resume on Monday
According to WBEZ, an end to the Chicago Teacher’s Union strike may be in sight.
School Board President David Vitale says the district and teachers have agreed on a “framework” that will allow classes to begin once again this Monday.
Of course, nothing is set in stone.
“Vitale would not say where each side compromised, and he stressed that union delegates still must vote to end the strike.
He said the agreement gives children the time they need in the classroom and teachers the respect they deserve.
A City Hall administration source close to the negotiations has said they’ve reach a tentative three-year deal with an option for a fourth year.
Teachers will receive a “generous raise,” the source said.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s signature longer school day and school year will also remain intact, the source said.
Earlier, an attorney for the Chicago Teachers Union says contract talks are still progressing, but negotiators do not expect to reach a final agreement to end the teachers strike until at least Sunday.”
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