The Chicago Teachers Union’s elected delegates on Wednesday night voted unanimously to schedule a strike authorization vote for late this month.
As Payton teachers returned to school this week to prep for the first day of classes on Tuesday, leaders of their union continued to negotiate with the City of Chicago over a new contract.
Payton’s faculty will feature 11 new teachers this school year, two of whom are Payton alumni.
A number of Payton teachers have led a push this school year to achieve greater equity in their students’ learning experiences.
Payton teachers held a brief “walk-in” demonstration in front of school on Thursday morning in a show of solidarity with striking Los Angeles public school teachers.
Two Payton teachers were removed last spring for alleged inappropriate conduct with students, impacting the Payton community in myriad ways.