But a recent offer by school management has the potential to avert a walkout.
Teachers at the city’s largest charter school chain took crucial first steps to start a union on Friday.
Illinois officials blame Chicago schools chief Forrest Claypool and the school board for the district’s mid-year budget crisis.
CPS had downplayed how much the state could penalize the district for failing to provide all instructional days required by law.
A home for kids’ programming in a closed CPS building was scuttled when a for-profit charter school worked out a deal behind closed doors.
Rock band classes for kids are popular these days. One group wants to bring more of them to Chicago schools.
The cash-strapped CPS said the school year may end on June 1 and summer classes could be canceled if the state doesn’t cough up more money.
A savvy company came in, partnered with city pastors and raked in $50 million in school deals, becoming one of CPS’ biggest vendors.
The staff at the Aspira schools voted in favor of the strike, which would be the first charter school teacher strike in history.
CPS parents directed their anger at Gov. Bruce Rauner for vetoing $215 million and forcing the district to come up with an amended budget.