Chicago Teachers Union members have voted "overwhelmingly" to accept a contract with the Chicago Public Schools district.
"Preliminary results show 72.33 percent of CTU members voted to accept the agreement," CTU President Karen Lewis said in a release announcing the vote. "This has taken nearly two years to reach a fair contract settlement. Now educators can focus their full energies on their classrooms as we continue to fight for equity throughout the district. I want to commend the rank-and-file for their leadership, commitment and hard work over the course of several months. This contract goes a long way in protecting our profession and our classrooms."
Votes from less than 60 schools were yet to be tabulated at press time. The final results will be presented to the House of Delegates meeting on Wednesday.