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While Chicago Public Schools and the union fought over COVID-19, Mount Greenwood Elementary opened for business

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“I don’t think it’s great for the kids to not have the consistency,” she said. “I think this is one place they go to — no matter where you’re from … school is a place of consistency for kids, a place for social and emotional learning, where they need to be instead of at home. I understand the teachers’ concern about health and safety and if you’re in school, you’re short-staffed. I think (school closures are) one of those things that needs to happen on an as-needed basis and that’s something that needs to come from the top of CPS. Principals have been in the spotlight to have to make those calls and it can change overnight, whether they’re closing or not.”

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