CTU pickets schools; CPS makes backup plan

As the deadline nears for Chicago Teachers Union to give notice it could strike on the first day of school, teachers are spending the week holding informational pickets at year-round schools and CPS is making contingency plans.

Friday will be ten days before schools’ planned Sept. 4 start date, and the legal deadline for CTU to issue a legally required 10-day notice of intent to strike. The decision will likely be made at Wednesday’s House of Delegates meeting at 4:30 p.m at Lane Technical High School.