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Here’s What The New CPS Calendar Will Be If 5 Days Are Added In

The days were added in to partially make up for days lost to the Chicago Teachers Union strike.

Teachers strike in October 2019 at Benito Juarez Community Academy, a high school in Pilsen.
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DOWNTOWN — Chicago Public Schools has proposed an update to its 2019-2020 calendar to add five days to make up for days lost to the teachers strike.

The days are being added as part of the agreement to end the Chicago Teachers Union strike. The additions would slightly shorten winter break and Thanksgiving break and add two days on to the end of the school year.

The proposed schedule will be voted on by the Board of Education at its Nov. 20 meeting.

Here’s when kids would go to school:

  • Nov. 27 (the day before Thanksgiving)
  • Jan. 2
  • Jan. 3
  • June 17
  • June 18

The Board of Education will hold hearings 4-6 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 12 to gather feedback on the proposed budget and calendar before voting.

Though 11 school days were lost in all to the strike, the city and teachers union compromised and agreed to make up five of them.

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