To: Chicago Public Schools
Social Workers for Chicago Public School Students
Our Chicago Public School students deserve to have a full team to meet their mental health needs, they deserve a school whose resources meet or exceed standards- today we are beginning by collectively calling on CPS to take a step toward that by ensuring that every single school has at least one full time social worker.
Why is this important?
We believe that every child in Chicago should have access to at least a full time social worker in every single Chicago Public School; the standard is 250 students to every 1 social worker in schools with a normal level of trauma and 50 students to 1 social worker in schools with high trauma.
The current ratio of students to social workers in CPS is 1053 students to every 1 social worker. Our kids deserve better, join us in demanding that our students have appropriate access to social workers in Chicago Public Schools.