Sept. 10—Chicago public school officials announced that half of schools in the system will be open Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., after the teacher's union said Sunday it had failed to reach an agreement that would prevent a strike.
Breakfast will be served, and students will have two, 55-minute activity periods during the day. Lunch will also be served, after which the students will be dismissed.
Separate facilities will be provided for elementary school students, high school students and special education students. The students will be assigned to schools closest to their homes.