How did the CPS lockout affect school counselors and social workers?

Scene from CPS classroom
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
Scene from CPS classroom
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

How did the CPS lockout affect school counselors and social workers?

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School counselors and social workers were among the CPS staff who were locked out of the classroom by Mayor Lori Lightfoot during a recent standoff with the Chicago Teachers Union. Reset checks in with a counselor and social worker from a North Side CPS school about how the lockout has impacted their work.

GUESTS: Anne Cooper, social worker Northside College Prep

Katie Mathews, school counselor and Students in Temporary Living Situations Liasion at Northside College Prep