As CPS Goes Remote, Chicago Archdiocese Moves Ahead With In-Person Classes

Catholic Schools is adopting a “cohort model” to bring students and faculty back to the classroom this fall.

desks stacked in empty classroom
Desks are stacked in an empty classroom after the permanent closure of Queen of the Rosary Catholic Academy in Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Jessie Wardarski / Associated Press
desks stacked in empty classroom
Desks are stacked in an empty classroom after the permanent closure of Queen of the Rosary Catholic Academy in Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Jessie Wardarski / Associated Press

As CPS Goes Remote, Chicago Archdiocese Moves Ahead With In-Person Classes

Catholic Schools is adopting a “cohort model” to bring students and faculty back to the classroom this fall.

Chicago Public Schools last week announced students would be learning remotely when the school year starts due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in Chicago and across the state. Meanwhile, the Archdiocese of Chicago says it’s sticking with its plan to bring students and teachers back together in the classroom at the start of the semester.

Reset checks in with Justin Lombardo, who is leading the Archdiocese’s pandemic response, for more on how they plan to protect nearly 80,000 students in more than 200 of the city’s Catholic schools.

GUEST: Justin Lombardo, chief human resource officer and lead of pandemic response for the Archdiocese of Chicago