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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.

    • 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

      • 773-553-FACE (3223)

      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)

      • 773-553-1434

      The Children First Fund (CFF) works with the philanthropic, business, hospital, higher education, and cultural institutions to secure and organize resources that advance the CPS mission.

    • 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.

    • 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

      • 773-553-1508

      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)

      • 773-553-2108

      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.

    • Office of Employee Engagement (OEE)

      • 773-553-2696

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

    • Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO)

      • 773-553-1013
    • 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

      • 773-553-1312

      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

      • 773-553-1573
  • F

    • Facilities Department

      • 773-553-2900

      Facilities is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of CPS schools, modular buildings, annexes, and administrative offices. The department ensures that the district’s schools and facilities are clean, safe, heated and cooled, and dry.

    • Family and Community Engagement in Education (FACE2)

      • 773-553-FACE (3223)

      Family And Community Engagement in Education (FACE2) 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)

      • 773-553-1300

      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 and Incubation

      • 773-553-1530

      The Office of Innovation and 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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 and Instructional Technology

      • 773-553-1508

      CPS Libraries and Instructional Technology 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

    • Magnet, Gifted, IB, and AP Programs (MGIBAP)

      • 773-553-3543 (Fax)

      The Department of Magnet, Gifted, IB, and AP Programs (MGIBAP) serves as a catalyst for new and existing school communities to provide equitable access to high-quality educational programs that meet diverse educational needs and interests for every child in every neighborhood.

    • Multi-Tiered System of Supports Department (MTSS)

      • 773-553-2236

      The Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Department addresses the academic, behavioral, and social and emotional needs of all children using a multi-tiered system of supports framework.

  • N

    • Office of Network Support

      • 773-553-3075

      District-run CPS schools are organized into 17 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 and Support Services (NSS) offers all CPS students nutritious, appetizing breakfast, lunch, and after-school meals at no charge every school day, as well as during Saturday school programs and the summer.

  • P

    • Personalized Learning (PL)

      • 773-553-2157

      Personalized Learning (PL) supports teachers and schools to implement a personalized approach to education. Through PL, each student is provided with a tailored experience that changes the path, place, and pace of learning to meet their needs, interests, and strengths.

    • 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

      • 773-553-2655

      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)

      • 773-553-2108
      • 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.

    • School Support Center (SSC)

      The School Support Center provides principals and school clerks with a single point of contact for support in navigating district policies and procedures related to school-level budget, internal accounts, purchasing, talent, Kronos, and employee reimbursements.

    • 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

      The Department of Social Science and Civic Engagement 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. Our mission is to build transformational schools that ignite curiosity, promote agency, and elevate active participation in civic life.

    • 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

      • 773-553-2430
      • 773-553-2421 (Fax)

      The Department of Student Assessment develops and maintains a balanced assessment system to serve all students and comply with governmental regulations.

    • 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)

      • 773-553-1530

      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 Office of Student Protections and Title IX (OSP) works to ensure the school district is free from sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence through our three units. 

    • 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.