Despite the recent guidance from the Illinois’ public health department and a revised schedule from the Illinois High School Association, Chicago Public Schools’ plan to start the new school year fully remote could spell changes for athletes.
“It’s safe to say that if we can’t have in-person instruction it’s highly unlikely we’re going to have competitive sports in the fall,” CPS CEO Janice Jackson said Wednesday, moments after the district announced it wouldn’t open with a hybrid learning model as hoped.
Jackson said the district is awaiting guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education, but indicated previous guidance from IHSA may be revised.
“I think it’s safe to say that those decisions are being revisited,” Jackson said. “I’ll wait to see what they put out.”
Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady has repeatedly said that the city – looking to see that case rate under 200 – would consider bringing back some…