Ald. Michael Scott (24), chair of the City Council’s Committee on Education and Childhood Development, on Monday oversaw a subject matter hearing on CPS’ reopening plan with testimony from officials including Kenneth Fox, chief health officer for CPS.

On the same day the first wave of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students returned to in-person learning for the first time in more than 300 days, aldermen took turns posing searing questions  to  school district officials and the city’s Department of Public Health over their reopening plan.

The City Council’s Committee on Education and Childhood Development’s subject matter hearing drew aldermen who were frustrated with CPS’ plan to reopen schools amid the coronavirus pandemic to question schools and health officials for more than seven hours Monday.

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