School Coordination 

Overview

School Coordination provides management and support to year-round schools and control enrollment schools. We provide operational and technical support for all Chicago Public Schools and site-specific support for individual schools participating in various district initiatives. 

Goals

We work with Areas, principals and schools to offer opportunities for students to have challenging learning opportunities that deepen student learning:

 

  • Use data to manage and monitor control enrollment, boundary and grade structure changes and opening of year-round schools
  • Increase academic rigor by coordinating with other departments to ensure that schools receive the appropriate position entitlement to maximize programmatic impact
  • Minimize the achievement gap by continuing to provide school climate support, student adjudication support and homeless education support
  • Improve communication across central office departments to maximize coherency

Current initiatives

Current initiatives have a direct impact on students and serve to improve quality and success in our schools:

  • TRACK E Initiative
  • VISTA Volunteer Initiative
  • Targeted tutorial support to homeless youth in schools and shelters
  • Academic Olympics
  • Sears Coat Drive


Accomplishments

We will continue to build capacity by continued targeted initiatives, continued targeted supports as well as strategic planning for all stakeholders:

  • Reduced the number of control enrollment schools and opened multi-track schools which allowed students to return to their neighborhood schools
  •  Increased the number of TRACK E schools in the district which helps eliminate summer learning loss
  • Created a Protocol Manual that is a user guide for schools that close, turnaround, relocate or phase out

Resources

We have several units that provide city-wide support in implementing the policies and procedures of the Chicago Public Schools:

  • Youth Outreach Workers
  • Special Projects
  • Safe School Climate Team
  • Student Adjudication/Expulsions
Contact information

School Coordination
125 South Clark Street
10th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603 Phone: (773) 553-2150
Fax: (773) 553-2151