How we help:

The Communications office provides clear, efficient and effective communications about the Chicago Public Schools. We:

  • Act as the advisor/liaison between the district, media, and general public so that the public has a better understanding of CPS initiatives, accomplishments, needs and goals.
  • Act as an information liaison between the district and administrators.
  • Advise and assist principals and others in the district where media is concerned.
  • Obtain resources for CPS programs and schools to establish marketing partnerships with appropriate companies.
  • Provide timely and complete responses to requests for information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  • Manage social media accounts including Facebook and Twitter.

Press contacts

For press inquiries or general questions about CPS contact:

Chief of Media Relations
Bill McCaffrey

Press Secretaries:
Lauren Huffman, Deputy Press Secretary
Michael Passman, Deputy Press Secretary
Jessica Perez, Deputy Press Secretary

Press Releases

Media consent forms

In order for your child to be photographed, filmed or videotaped for non-profit use by CPS, he or she must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian on file at school. Consent forms are generally handed out during the first week of school. Consent forms for both students and adults are available for download below. Return the signed form to your child's school.

Student media consent form:  English |  Spanish |  Polish 

Adult media consent form:   English 

Contact information

42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: (773) 553-1620
Fax: (773) 553-1622

Page Last Modified on Saturday, November 15, 2014