The decision of the school authorities caused the dissatisfaction of some teachers.
Chicago public schools plan to resume face-to-face classes for some students starting next week. However, several teachers who were ordered to return to classes on Monday to prepare for classes stayed home because of concerns about COVID-19.
Starting next week, the nation’s third-largest school system will give preschoolers and students with special educational needs the choice of returning to classes for the first time since March last year or continuing distance learning.
The Chicago Teachers’ Union protested the school authorities’ plans, citing security concerns amid the pandemic, and noted that some of its members had decided not to return “until the buildings are safe.”