Students are due back in class on Tuesday to start the new school year.
However just this past week, the Chicago Teachers Union rejected an independent fact-finder's recommendation for a new contract. That triggers a 30-day cooling off period after which teachers could go on strike. However, both sides say they're committed to continuing negotiations.
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On Wednesday, the school board approved a $7.7 billion budget.
Here to talk about all this, Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson.
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More information for parents can be found at: www.cps.edu/b2s.