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  • A

    • Academic Competitions

      • 773-535-2960

      Academic Competitions offers fun and exciting opportunities for students to build and enhance their academic, pre-professional, and social-emotional skills in competitive and safe team environments.

    • Access and Enrollment (OAE)

      • 773-553-2060

      The Department of Access and Enrollment (OAE) ensures all CPS students have equal access to high-quality programs that fit their educational needs.

    • Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH)

      • 773-553-1700

      The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) ensures effective administration of employee grievances, collective-bargaining provisions, Board policies and rules, and employee discipline to facilitate compliance with statutory and contractual requirements.

    • Advanced Learning and Specialty Programs (ALSP)

      The Department of Advanced Learning and Specialty Programs (ALSP) oversees the implementation of Advanced Placement, Gifted, International Baccalaureate, Magnet, and Personalized Learning programs across CPS.

      The department aims to serve as a catalyst to empower learners to be successful and positive contributors in their school community, post-secondary pathways, and life. Through programmatic support and collaborative partnerships, ALSP provides equitable access to high-quality, student-centered programs that develop the interests, strengths, and talents of our learners.

    • Department of Arts Education

      • 773-553-2170

      The CPS Department of Arts Education works to ensure that every Chicago Public Schools student receives a high-quality arts education by creating conditions at the classroom, school, district, and state level that allow the arts to grow and flourish.

    • Attendance and Truancy Department

      The Attendance and Truancy Department supports networks, schools, and families in addressing both systemic and individual needs, at multiple levels, to holistically take on the root causes of absence and truancy.

  • B

    • Board Office

      • 773-553-1600

      The Board Office supports the Chicago Board of Education in its mission.

    • Office of Business Diversity

      • 773-553-2980
      • 773-553-2998 (Fax)

      As a major employer and purchaser of goods and services, CPS is committed to the goal of enhancing economic opportunities for certified minority-owned and woman-owned business (M/WBE) enterprises in the Chicagoland area, by promoting access to procurement opportunities within Chicago Public Schools.

  • C

    • Capital Planning and Construction

      • 773-553-2900

      The Department of Capital Planning and Construction is committed to providing CPS students with a building that is safe, warm, and dry.

    • Children First Fund (CFF)

      Children First Fund (CFF) promotes the growth and success of Chicago Public Schools through philanthropy and partnerships. CFF is the connector and facilitator between CPS and generous corporations, foundations, organizations, and individuals.

    • College and Career Success (OCCS)

      • 773-553-2108
      • 773-553-3543 (Fax)

      The Office of College and Career Success (OCCS) promotes social and economic mobility among CPS students by building systems and providing supports to increase the number of CPS graduates who earn postsecondary credentials and enter into fulfilling, family-sustaining careers. 

    • Office of Communications

      • 773-553-1620
      • 773-553-1622 (Fax)

      The Office of Communications provides clear, efficient, and effective communications about CPS.

    • Office of Community Partnerships

      The Office of Community Partnerships works closely with different school community stakeholders to advance CPS’ Five Year Vision and build processes that empower communities to improve educational opportunities in their neighborhoods.

    • Community Schools Initiative (CSI)

      • 773-553-3138

      Community Schools Initiative (CSI) supports partnerships between schools and community stakeholders to increase access to academic and non-academic programs for students and their families.

    • Computer Science (CS)

      • 773-255-1153
      • 773-255-1153 (Text)

      The Department of Computer Science (CS) provides students with access to rigorous, relevant computer science courses and facilitate the development of high-quality computer science learning environments that incubate innovative thinkers, creativity, and collaboration.

    • Curriculum, Instruction, and Digital Learning

      Curriculum, Instruction, and Digital Learning oversees the district's Curriculum Equity Initiative (CEI), a comprehensive Pre-K through 12th grade curriculum and digital ecosystem.

  • D

    • Office of Diverse Learner Support and Services (ODLSS)

      • 773-553-1800
      • 773-553-1801 (Fax)

      The Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services works to support networks, schools, and families with all issues related to special education including instruction, interventions, and legal and compliance supports.

  • E

    • Office of Early Childhood Education

      • 773-553-2010
      • 773-553-1030 (Fax)

      Early Childhood Education supports students and families by providing early learning programs for children from birth to second grade in a variety of settings.

    • Early College and Career Education (ECCE)

      • 773-553-2490

      Through Early College and Career Education (ECCE), CPS offers students opportunities to take career and college courses while in high school, saving them time and money while pursuing their post-secondary education.

    • Education Policy and Procedures

      • 773-553-1216

      The Department of Education Policy and Procedures promotes equity, fair standards, and the academic success of all students. The department is responsible for developing and implementing research-based education policies and procedures.

    • Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO)

      • 773-553-1013

      Our mission is to provide an equitable, inclusive, safe, supportive, and secure learning and working environment, in every school and neighborhood, in a District that is free from discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation, ensuring that all students, faculty, staff, vendors, and visitors can thrive.

    • Office of Equity

      • 773-553-2600

      The Office of Equity develops, supports, implements, and reports on district efforts to eliminate the opportunity gaps in education quality, policies, and supports for students and adults.

    • Ethics Office

      The Ethics Office oversees CPS Code of Ethics compliance, handles inquiries and reports of violations, and provides ethics training for officials, employees, and board contractors to ensure compliance.

    • Executive Offices

      • 773-553-1500
  • F

    • Facilities Department

      • 773-553-2900

      The Facility Management Department is responsible for ensuring that all school district buildings are properly maintained and compliant with all relevant regulations.

    • Family and Community Engagement in Education (FACE)

      • 773-553-FACE (3223)

      Family and Community Engagement (FACE) partners with parents/guardians, educators, local businesses, churches, community organizations, and other stakeholders to strengthen the connections between our schools and our communities and improve educational outcomes for all students.

    • Office of Finance

      • 773-553-2710
      • 773-553-2711 (Fax)

      Finance maintains the fiscal integrity of Chicago Public Schools and provides financial leadership to the Chicago Board of Education according to state and federal legislation, government regulations, Board policies, and sound financial practices.

    • Office of Former Student Records

      • 773-535-4110
      • 773-535-4112 (Fax)

      The Office of Former Student Records provides copies of transcripts and other permanent student records to former students and to former and current students filing for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

    • Freedom of Information Act Office (FOIA)

      • 773-553-3500

      The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office oversees and coordinates all of the district’s FOIA requests.

  • H

    • Health and Physical Education Department

      • 773-553-2535

      The Health and Physical Education department envisions that all schools provide high-quality health and physical education programs so that students acquire the skills and knowledge to become healthy and physically literate individuals.

  • I

    • Information and Technology Services (ITS)

      • 773-553-3925

      The Department of Information and Technology Services (ITS) works to build the capacity of schools to use information and technology, maintain network infrastructure, security standards, and support other departments to meet district goals.

    • Office of Innovation & Incubation

      • 773-553-1530

      The Office of Innovation & Incubation (I&I) provides incubation, management, and oversight of charter, contract, and alternative schools as options for CPS students and families. This department also leads the district’s Academic RFP process, which provides school communities across the city with access to highly demanded programs.

    • Office of the Inspector General

      • 773-534-9400
      • 773-534-9401 (Fax)

      The Office of Inspector General for the Chicago Board of Education is the independent oversight body for Chicago’s public, contract, and charter schools.

    • Internal Audit and Advisory Services (IAAS)

      • 773-553-2803

      The Office of Internal Audit and Advisory Services (IAAS) provides assurance and advisory services through independent and objective reviews to continuously improve systems and processes across the district that better prepare every child for success in college, career, and civic life.

  • J

    • Department of JROTC Leadership

      • 773-535-1955
      • 773-535-1957 (Fax)

      Our mission is to be the national model of Junior ROTC programs by developing responsible cadet-leaders of character through high- quality instruction and enrichment opportunities that enable the development of the life skills, aspiration, and expectation to be college and career-ready. 

    • Juvenile Justice Re-Entry Program (JJRP)

      • 312-433-5211

      The Juvenile Justice team serves as a liaison between Chicago’s juvenile justice system and CPS. 

  • L

    • Office of Language and Cultural Education (OLCE)

      • 773-553-1930
      • 773-553-1931 (Fax)

      The Office of Language and Cultural Education (OLCE) exists to guide CPS in providing a high-quality education for all language learners that is attentive to a culturally and linguistically diverse community of students, families, and educators.

    • Law Department

      • 773-553-1700
      • 773-553-1701 (Fax)

      The Law Department provides a full array of legal services to the Chicago Board of Education and the various departments and divisions of the Chicago Public Schools.

    • Libraries

      • 773-553-6506

      CPS Libraries provides support for school libraries, teacher librarians, library staff, and print and digital resources districtwide. We also act as the district's liaison to the Chicago Public Library.

    • Literacy

      • 773-553-1934

      The Office of Literacy works to ensure that all CPS students have equitable access to opportunities to develop advanced literacy skills so they are prepared to succeed after high school.

    • Local School Council Relations (LSCs)

      • 773-553-1400
      • 773-553-1402 (Fax)

      The Office of Local School Council Relations supports Local School Councils (LSCs) by providing training, support, and mediation, and conducting LSC Elections every even numbered year.

  • M

  • N

    • Office of Network Support

      • 773-553-3075

      District-run CPS schools are organized into 18 networks. The Office of Network Support provides administrative support, strategic direction, and leadership development to the schools within each network while also driving critical supports that help boost student learning.

    • Nutrition Support Services (NSS)

      Nutrition Support Services (NSS) offers all CPS students breakfast, lunch, and, at select schools, after-school meals at no charge. Meals are offered every school day, during Saturday-school programs, and during the summer. Meals comply with nutrition standards set forth in the USDA’s Child Nutrition Program meal patterns.

  • P

    • Office of Planning and Data Management (PDM)

      • 773-553-3270

      Planning and Data Management (PDM) enables and supports district and network managers, school principals, city agencies, and community-based organizations by offering a variety of geographically-based school and student data management services.

    • Portfolio Management

      The Office of Portfolio Management (OPM) ensures every student in Chicago has a choice of well-resourced schools in their neighborhood that best meet their unique learning needs by building coherent and aligned systems for enrollment, regional school planning, incubation of quality school options, and school accountability across the district.

    • Department of Procurement

      • 773-553-2280
      • 773-553-2251 (Fax)

      The Department of Procurement provides schools with the best options for purchasing the highest quality goods and services at the best price.

    • Public Policy

      The Public Policy Department maintains collaborative partnerships with elected leaders while overseeing the planning, development, and execution of state legislation and municipal ordinances that affect Chicago’s public schools.

  • R

    • Real Estate

      • 773-553-2900

      The Real Estate Department manages all property owned, leased, and used by CPS.

  • S

    • School Counseling and Postsecondary Advising (OSCPA)

      • 773-553-3906
      • 773-553-3470 (Fax)

      School Counseling and Postsecondary Advising (OSCPA) ensures that school counseling teams have the support and resources necessary to implement comprehensive school counseling programs that advance the academic, personal/social, and career development of all students.

    • School Quality Measurement and Research (SQMR)

      • 773-553-4444

      School Quality Measurement and Research (SQMR) builds a foundation of high-quality, research-based evidence to inform district practice, policy, and vision. Through the timely and accurate reporting of school and district performance metrics, SQMR supports stakeholder involvement in district decision making and school efforts to improve instructional effectiveness. SQMR is also actively engaging stakeholders to co-design an improved system for driving these conversations.

    • Office of School Safety and Security (OSSS)

      • 773-553-3030

      The Office of School Safety and Security (OSSS) provides a safe and secure environment that is conducive to learning by taking a holistic, 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week approach to student safety.

    • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Department (STEM)

      • 773-553-1000

      The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Department connects with teachers and administrators across the district to promote high-quality STEM, mathematics, and science instruction for every student.

    • Office of Social and Emotional Learning (OSEL)

      • 773-553-1830
      • 773-553-1895 (Fax)
      • 773-553-3654 (Fax)

      Social and Emotional Learning works with schools and networks to establish multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) for students’ social, emotional, and behavioral development.

    • Social Science and Civic Engagement (SSCE)

      The Department of Social Science and Civic Engagement (SSCE) fosters learning experiences that build the skills, knowledge, and habits necessary for students to effectively contribute to and participate in the social, political, and economic life of their communities and world.

    • Sports Administration

      • 773-534-0700
      • 773-553-6557 (Fax)

      Sports Administration manages all CPS interscholastic sports programming and facilitates the seasonal participation for both high school and elementary level athletic competitions.

    • Department of Student Assessment and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

      • 773-553-2430

      The Department of Student Assessment and MTSS empowers all CPS stakeholders with high-quality evidence of student learning to advance achievement, access, and opportunity for all students. The department supports schools in the development and implementation of balanced assessment systems and a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Framework that enables educators to meet students' needs.

    • Student Health and Wellness (OSHW)

      • 773-553-5437

      Student Health and Wellness aims to eliminate health-related barriers to learning and to advance child health equity in Chicago.

    • Student Outreach and Re-Engagement Centers (SOAR)

      • 773-553-5103

      Student Outreach and Re-Engagement (SOAR) Centers help students who are currently not enrolled in school, or who are enrolled but stopped attending, with support to re-enroll in school and graduate.

    • Office of Student Protections and Title IX

      • 773-535-4400

      The mission of the Office of Student Protections and Title IX (OSP) and the Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO) is to promote a District that is free from abuse, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We engage collaboratively with our stakeholders to remove barriers to academic programs and activities to provide an equitable, inclusive, and safe learning and work environment. By working together to safeguard civil rights, we positively impact school communities affected by harm.

    • Student Support and Engagement (OSSE)

      • 773-553-1830

      Student Support and Engagement (OSSE) works with schools and networks to establish systems of support to keep all students on track and engaged in school.

    • Student Transportation Services

      • 773-553-2860
      • 773-553-2861 (Fax)

      Student Transportation Services provides a safe and efficient school bus transportation service for eligible students.

    • Students in Temporary Living Situations Department (STLS)

      • 773-553-2242
      • 773-553-2182 (Fax)

      Students in Temporary Living Situations (STLS) Department advocates for students in temporary living situations. We address barriers to enrollment, transportation, attendance, and retention, and provide students and families with information about available resources.

  • T

    • Talent

      • 773-553-HR4U (4748)

      The Talent Office supports and empowers employees through all stages of their Chicago Public Schools (CPS) careers, with the understanding that the department’s success enables employees to better serve the students of Chicago.

    • Office of Teaching and Learning

      • 773-553-2535

      Teaching and Learning provides school administrators and teachers with the professional learning and resources needed to engage your child in rich and rewarding learning experiences.