Statement from CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard on IHSA Denial of Waiver to Allow Varsity Sports to Continue During CTU Strike 

September 10, 2012

"We regret that the Illinois High School Association has denied our request, and are disappointed that the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike could deprive Chicago Public Schools' (CPS) student athletes the opportunity to pursue their dreams on the field. The cancellation of games and practices forced by the CTU strike would impact 11,000 students currently playing varsity sports this fall, and could compromise their pursuit of college scholarship opportunities."

Jean-Claude Brizard
CEO, Chicago Public Schools