WBEZ last month reported that kids most in need can’t get residential treatment. The state is responding, though advocates say it isn’t enough.
Pritzker plans to advance a similar bill that limits leave to vaccinated school employees in a compromise with state teachers unions.
Pritzker vetoed a bill giving staff at public schools paid time off for COVID-19 related absences. He wants to limit leave to vaccinated staff.
The protest comes on the heels of the recent standoff between the school district and the teachers union over the return to in-person learning.
Union members voted on the COVID-19 safety agreement Wednesday, which needs a simple majority to pass.
CPS classes have been canceled since last Wednesday amid the standoff between the teachers union and the school district.
No classes on Monday. The CTU wants all students to be eligible for COVID-19 testing unless they opt out. The mayor wants families to opt in.
Since August, many Afghans have resettled in Chicago. This has motivated one Afghan 16-year-old to help the new arrivals and other refugees.
There’s an increase in kids with mental and behavioral health issues but a shortage of facilities that can treat them.
Experts say there are no residential facilities available for students requiring intensive mental health or behavioral support as needs surge.