"people who don't report to work, we are going to need to take action," Lightfoot said.
Over 3,200 pre-K and special education students returned into school in mid-January for fourteen days, but these courses changed online a week facing an impasse in negotiations between the union and City Hall.
Since Jan. 9, the district also has reported 124 actionable instances of COVID-19, according to officials.
"We opened college at the start of this season," Jackson stated. "We are now hoping to get into a location where we could innovate colleges, and these programs are being thwarted for reasons which don't hold up under scrutiny"
"If it requires us staying up all night, let us do it, but we want CTU coming back into the desk," Lightfoot said. "We're begging CTU to arrive at the table so we can find a deal done."
Lightfoot and union officials saidthey have reached an agreement on four important topics: safety and health protocols, venting, contact tracing and security committees.
"These things are a indication of progress," Sharkey said in a digital press conference Sunday night. "We are stuck on some challenging problems."
The outstanding issues include telework lodging for teachers with immunocompromised family members, a general health metric which would direct college campuses, vaccinations for both teachers and much more, Sharkey said.
"We are not visiting the compromises in the table which we'd want," he explained.
Union officials didn't state if educators could go on strike if they're locked from virtual classrooms Monday.
"We expect that we do not get locked out tomorrow," Sharkey said.