Troy LaRaviere appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Oct. 1, 2019.

The president of the union that represents Chicago Public Schools principals and administrators says he’s concerned about recent comments from CTU President Stacy Davis Gates and other “incendiary language.”

Chicago public schools are closed for a second day as city school officials and the teachers union remain at odds over whether it’s safe to return to the classroom, and pictured, a sign is displayed at the entrance of the headquarters for Chicago Public Schools on Jan. 5, in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)

The Chicago Principals and Administrators Association said it was “blindsided” by the announcement. “Principals don’t determine the resources and conditions that leave some schools ready to open and others unable to,” it said. 

Troy LaRaviere speaks to “Chicago Tonight” in February after learning details of CPS budget cuts. "It's more than teachers losing their jobs. It's students losing a critical service," he said.

The former principal of Blaine Elementary School in Lakeview, who is a frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS policies, joins "Chicago Tonight" to discuss his dismissal and the charges against him.

Chicago Public Schools says it will issue budgets for schools on Monday. As reported by Chicago Tonight on Wednesday, many principals throughout CPS are growing increasingly frustrated that they are expected to plan for the new school year and finalize hiring decisions with little idea of how much money they will have to spend. It now appears principals will soon get some clarity.