CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Dr. Janice Jackson called Thursday night for a return to full-time in-school learning for students in the fall.

“I think school should be mandatory for all students in a brick-and-mortar building, as it was pre-pandemic,” Jackson said.

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Jackson’s comments came during a virtual townhall meeting with Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

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Jackson said the goal is to get rid of the hybrid-remote program that has been in effect since students began returning to school following the coronavirus shutdown, except for students with special medical needs.

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Jackson will be stepping down from her position at the end of June.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff