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About CPS 

About CPS

View quick facts about the Chicago Public Schools, including information about schools, students, employees and budget data.


The Chicago Board of Education

The Board oversees the operations of the Chicago Public Schools, guarantees their accountability to the goals and objectives set by the Board, and ensures that accomplishments meet the expectations of the citizens of Chicago.



Learn more about the departments that make up the Chicago Public Schools


Financial information

Budgetary information for recent fiscal years is available for review here.


Policies and guidelines

Review the CPS Policy Handbook for the most up-to-date CPS policies and guidelines.



Career opportunities

Interested in working for the 3rd largest school district in the United States? Learn more about the job opportunities available and our great benefit packages. 


Special initiatives

Across the district, we develop and implement programs aimed at helping the CPS community. Our goal is to continually launch new programs and initiatives to improve education for our students, parents, teachers, partners and the community.


CPS 5-Year Action Plan

CPS Action Plan 2013-2018 View CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett's 5-year vision for CPS: "The Next Generation: Chicago's Children."