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Welcome to the CPS Policy Handbook Online

The Chicago Board of Education policies on this web site are presented as a convenience and are available to the public.

The Policies have been reformatted to PDF 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 will be enforced in accordance with the certified versions of the Policies. In the event of a discrepancy or a perceived discrepancy, individuals should refer to the certified Policies, 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 are presented as adopted by the Board, and the Board believes that they accurately reflect all Board Policies in existence as of August 28, 2019.

Users of this website should be aware that Policies 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.


NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

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 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).

For further information view the Non-Discrimination Statement at cps.edu/NonDiscrimination.