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The Chicago Board of Education has adopted a Code of Ethics to ensure that Board members, Local School Council members, employees, and Board contractors act in the highest ethical manner in order to preserve the public trust of residents and taxpayers. We encourage you to read the Board policy and supplemental resources provided in this section so that you understand each party’s responsibilities.

To support voluntary compliance with the CPS Code of Ethics, the Ethics Advisor is available to provide training. If you wish to set up ethics training for officials, employees, or Board contractors, please contact the CPS Ethics Advisor.

Jennifer L. Chan
Ethics Advisor
Chicago Public Schools
1 N. Dearborn St., Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602

Ethics FAQ

Our Ethics Advisor provides answers and advice on topics of high interest to ensure compliance with CPS ethics standards.

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Ethics Inquiry

Any CPS official, employee, vendor, parent or member of the community can request guidance on an ethics issue or report a suspected violation of the CPS Code of Ethics.

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Ethics Forms for CPS Employees

Download forms to certify subordinate employees are not relatives, report secondary employment, and request preauthorization of CPS travel and event participation paid by third parties.

Department of Ethics

Chicago Public Schools
1 N. Dearborn, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602