Working with CPS
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The Chicago Board of Education is a governing body appointed by the mayor and is responsible for the oversight of Chicago Public Schools (CPS).
CPS is committed to transparency, and working with the Board is a vital part of ensuring that every action we take is thoughtful, equitable, and meets our high standards of excellence and integrity. The Board ensures CPS is progressing toward its long-term goal of providing a high-quality, world-class education for every student in every neighborhood in Chicago.
Please visit the Board website for information relating to the Board’s public meetings, agendas and schedules, rules, policies, and all other actions that impact our school communities.
The current Board members were appointed by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot in June 2019. They are a diverse group of committed, distinguished, and highly-accomplished experts in their professions, as well as prominent leaders in social, civic, and cultural affairs.
All Board policies and decisions are indexed, and available to the public through a searchable database.
Information from past Board meetings include actions, videos of the meeting, proceedings, and any presentations that were made by senior leadership. Available in PDF format arranged by Board report number.
The experiences and opinions of our CPS community are incredibly important, and we want to make sure your voices are heard. The Board is committed to listening and reflecting on public comments regarding proposed policies or rule changes. Learn about upcoming proposals and submit a public comment here.
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Chicago Public Schools is the third largest school district in the United States with more than 600 schools and serves 361,000 children. Our vision is that every student in every neighborhood will be engaged in a rigorous, well-rounded instructional program and will graduate prepared for success in college, career and life.
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