CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Public Colleges Board of Schooling on Wednesday accredited a plan to begin the 2021-2022 faculty yr a couple of week early.
The college yr will begin on Aug. 30 as an alternative of Sept. 7, with 178 full attendance days, 10 skilled growth days, two parent-teacher convention days, eight paid workers holidays, and 10 paid trip days for lecturers and workers.
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The calendar doesn’t change the variety of every day pupil tutorial minutes required.
Chicago Public Colleges moved totally to distant studying at first of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, in the course of the 2019-2020 faculty yr. All-remote studying continued for a lot of the 2020-2021 faculty yr, with pre-Okay and cluster college students, after which kindergarten via eighth grade college students, returning to high school over the winter.
CPS has introduced a plan for highschool college students to return for in-person studying in some trend on April 19.
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In the meantime, the CPS board additionally mentioned the varsity useful resource officer program. Notably amid protests final yr about police violence following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the topic of Chicago Law enforcement officials in faculties was a significant matter of dialogue.
As of August 2020, Native Faculty Councils at 55 faculties determined to maintain the varsity useful resource officer program, whereas 17 eliminated it.
The board additionally famous that final fall, new eligibility and choice standards have been applied for college useful resource officers, and a rule was enacted in order that principals would play a larger function in choosing them. The Civilian Workplace of Police Accountability can even now have a particular unit coping with complaints about faculty useful resource officers.
However per a 2020 decision, the CPS board is searching for alternate options to the varsity useful resource officer program. This has concerned establishing a steering committee for whole-school security suggestions that can give attention to implementing restorative practices, growing entry to social-emotional studying and steel well being assets, and guaranteeing faculty environments are secure and welcoming.
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Afterward, every faculty will create a school-level security planning crew that features mother and father and college students to develop a college security plan. Colleges will kind and launch whole-school security committees starting early subsequent month, with votes by Native Faculty Councils on whole-school security plans coming in June.