105 ILCS 5/34-8.3 requires the CEO to monitor the performance of schools within the district and to identify schools that should be placed on remediation or on probation. This policy sets forth the process through which schools at Chicago Public Schools (“CPS” or “District”) are identified as such for the sole purpose of ensuring the Board is in compliance with State law. In 22-0727-RS1, the Board resolved to identify schools in Good Standing, Remediation, and Probation for the 2023-2024 school year based on 2022-2023 performance. The CEO recommends that the Board allow 22- 0727-RS1 to sunset for the 2024-2025 school year and adopt this new Policy Identifying Schools in Good Standing, Remediation and Probation with State Law.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) releases annual school summative designations for every school in Illinois in accordance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ISBE’s ESSA plan designates each school as either Exemplary, Commendable, Targeted Support, or Comprehensive Support. Schools designated by the state as “Targeted Support” or “Comprehensive Support” shall, per federal law, receive supplemental state and federal funds to access additional support to improve in the areas that placed them under these designations. In addition, the CEO or Board has the authority to address performance as outlined in the state statute.
Beginning in Fall 2024, the District will report for compliance using state Annual Summative Designations for each CPS school eligible for a designation under state law.
- Schools newly established by the Board will remain in Good Standing designation until they serve a majority of grade levels and thereafter will receive an updated designation based on state designations once such data becomes available.
- All schools designated as “Comprehensive Support” by ISBE shall receive a Probation designation, which indicates the need for Comprehensive Support for the duration of the designation.
- All schools designated as “Targeted Support” by ISBE shall receive a Remediation designation, which indicates the need for Targeted Support for the duration of the designation.
- All schools designated as “Exemplary” or “Commendable” by ISBE shall receive a designation of Good Standing.
|Legal References||105 ILCS 5/34-8.3|
|Public Comment||Pursuant to Board Rule 2-6 this Policy was subject to Public Comment from 3/3/23 – 4/3/23.|