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CPS’ Five-Year Strategic Plan


Community Engagement

Community engagement will be the foundation for CPS’ upcoming five-year strategic plan.

In order to create the best plan for our District and ensure that local priorities are being addressed, we need input from our communities. Please join one of our upcoming engagement sessions to make your voice heard!


Stakeholders Engaged So Far

5455 State of the District Sessions Community Survey 9,154 EFMP Round Tables sessions (to-date) 16763 Black Student Success Working Group 2 Student Voice Round Tables events 5280 Budget Round Tables sessions 1194 State of the District Central Office 387 School Leader Budget Survey

Engagement Opportunities

CPS is hosting a series of community events and engagement opportunities to provide information to our community and gather feedback that will inform the District’s Five-Year Strategic Plan.

Black Student Success Roundtable Dates

One of the key components of the District's next Five-Year Strategic Plan will be a Black Student Success Plan. CPS has created a Black Student Success Working Group, which brings together students, educators, school and District leaders, researchers, community-based organizations, labor, and city and state partners to collaborate and develop this plan to support Black students in achieving greater academic success.This working group will host a series of public roundtables to listen to the community about current challenges and recommended solutions. We look forward to hearing input directly from community members, which will be incorporated into the plan.


March 12
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Northside (Uptown)
Uplift Community High School (900 W Wilson Ave)

March 13
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Southside (Englewood)
Kennedy King College (U-building - 740 W 63rd St)

March 14
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Westside (North Lawndale/ West Humboldt Park/ Garfield Park)
Beidler Elementary (3151 W Walnut St, Chicago, IL 60612)

March 19
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Far Southside (Roseland)
Metropolitan Family Services (235 E 103 St)

March 19
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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March 20
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Southside (Bronzeville/Hyde Park)
Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts (555 E 51st St)

March 21
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Far Westside (Austin)
Michele Clark Magnet High School (5101 W Harrison St)

Past Events

CEO State of District Briefings

In October and November of 2023, CPS held a series of “State of the District” briefings in communities around the city. These briefings gave community members an opportunity to hear from CEO Pedro Martinez and other CPS leaders about the District’s successes and challenges, and get involved in shaping the District’s next strategic plan.

We invite you to view a recording of the virtual session held on October 21, and to offer feedback through the State of the District exit survey.

Provide Feedback

Budget Office Community Roundtables

Every year, CPS works with communities across Chicago to develop our District's budget. In November, Chicagoans from neighborhoods across the city joined a series of roundtable events to get important information about school funding, connect with others in the community about local school needs, and give feedback to district leaders.

We invite you to view a recording of the virtual session held on November 16, and to offer feedback through our exit survey.

PROVIDE Feedback 

EFMP Community Roundtables

From December 2023 through February 2024, CPS hosted neighborhood-specific roundtable discussions across the city regarding our school facilities. Families and staff were able to collaborate and share their thoughts on how the District should prioritize repairs, construction projects, and overall investments in our school buildings. CPS held one session for each of the District’s 16 planning areas.

We invite you to view a recording of past sessions and view a copy of the unique presentation in English and Spanish that was given at each session. After viewing one of the recordings, we also invite you to offer feedback by filling out the EFMP Roundtable Exit Survey.