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In-person school for CPS students resumes Wednesday

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Students in Patricia Orozco Rosas second grade math class at Azuela Elementary School in October 2021. Chicago Public School students will be heading back to the classroom after staying home since Jan. 5, 2022 during a standoff between the city and the teachers union. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

The Chicago Teachers Union’s elected representatives on Monday night voted to suspend its remote work action and return to school buildings on Tuesday. Students will return on Wednesday.

The union’s 700-member elected House of Delegates approved the measure to suspend the remote work action, with 63% in favor. The tentative COVID-19 safety agreement still needs to be approved by the union’s more than 25,000 union members later this week.

An exhausted CTU president Jesse Sharkey described the deal as falling short of many of the union’s demands, but said they were proud the union took a stand.

Read more: Chicago classes to restart Wednesday after the Chicago Teachers Union suspends remote work action.