CPS chief says schools will reopen as planned Jan. 3 — but more classrooms could go remote

By: | December 22, 2021

Chicago Public Schools CEO Pedro Martinez said he expects schools to reopen after winter break but that more classes could go remote amid a surge in COVID due to the omicron variant.

At a Tuesday press conference, Martinez said he didn’t foresee districtwide closure, even as the city announced stricter measures for businesses. Instead, the district expects to shift more classrooms to remote learning on a granular scale going “school by school, class by class,” he said.

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