Policies & Rules
The Chicago Board of Education
The Policies and Rules on this web site are available as a reference for public view.
About the Policies & Rules
The Policies and Rules have been reformatted to PDF and web pages for use on the Internet; physical appearance may differ from that of the certified versions thereof on file in the Office of the Board.
All Policies and Rules will be enforced in accordance with the certified versions of the Policies and Rules. In the event of a discrepancy or a perceived discrepancy, individuals should refer to the certified Policies and Rules, which are available from the Secretary of the Board. The Secretary of the Board can be contacted at the Chicago Board of Education, 1 North Dearborn Street, Suite 950, Chicago, IL 60602 (773) 553-1600.
The Policies and Rules are presented as adopted by the Board, and the Board believes that they accurately reflect all Policies and Rules in existence.
Users of this website should be aware that Policies and Rules should be updated within one week after each Board Meeting, but updates may take up to a period of 30 days before appearing on the website.
The Chicago Board of Education values community input and is committed to listening and reflecting on public comments regarding proposed policies or rule changes. Community members have 30 calendar days to review and provide feedback on proposed policy or rule changes.
It is the policy of the Board to prohibit unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation on the basis of any protected category by the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Illinois and applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances, including but not limited to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), specifically, but not limited to, discrimination, harassment or retaliation on the basis of sexual orientation, gender or sex (includes gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and pregnancy related medical conditions), race or ethnicity, ethnic group identification, ancestry, nationality, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, age, immigration status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, genetic information, political belief or affiliation (not union-related), military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in the educational programs or activities the Board operates.
Concerns or inquiries regarding sex discrimination, harassment or retaliation can be made to the Board’s Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Student Protections (OSP) or the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR).