With Clock Ticking, Chicago Parents Brace For Another Teachers Strike

(CBS) – Chicago parents will be looking for a way to keep their kids occupied if the teachers decide to strike.

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.

It was business as usual Monday as the annual Columbus Day parade made its way through the downtown.

The underlying question was unusual: Would there be school Tuesday for Chicago Public Schools students.

The Garcea family has four kids in CPS, and dad Arunflo Garcea says tomorrow’s plans are still up in the air. He may have to stay home from work and says he’s “kind of nervous.”

Raymond Paredes supports the teachers but admits the strike is a bit of an inconvenience.

“They are the ones that help shape the youth for the future, and they get short-handed so many times by the city,” he says.

There are numerous schools set to stay open even if a strike takes place.

There are also programs at YMCAs and at Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago.

For parents trying to keep up to speed on the strike threat, CPS has this link. The Chicago Teachers Union offers updates here.

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