Public school teachers in Chicago will not receive pink slips Monday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
CPS officials have previously said there could be a massive round of teacher layoffs on February 8, if the district does not get the pension relief it is seeking from state government. For those teacher layoffs to occur, CPS would have to send out pink slips by January 18. That's because a 21 days' notice of teacher layoffs is required, under the labor contract between CPS and the teachers union.
Pink slips have not gone out to teachers, according to the newspaper. However, layoff notices might be sent this week to employees in the CPS central office.
Representatives from CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union are currently in labor talks over a new contract and plan to continue negotiations on Monday.
Both sides are "focused on reaching the best agreement for Chicago's teachers and children, and they're working diligently in good faith to arrive at a fair contract that would prevent midyear teacher layoffs," said CPS spokeswoman Emily Bittner.