2016-2017 Guidelines for School Actions 

Welcome to Chicago Public Schools 2016-17 Guidelines for School Actions Information Page

Every year, CPS develops The CEO's Guidelines for School Actions (Guidelines). The Guidelines set out the rules the District must follow in order to propose any school actions (Co-location, Reassignment Boundary Change, Consolidation). School actions must be announced by December 1st. The DRAFT Guidelines must be posted on or before October 1st and CPS will collect feedback for 21 days. After reviewing the feedback and consulting with principals, teachers, and community members, CPS may release an updated version of the DRAFT Guidelines. If CPS does release an updated version of the DRAFT Guidelines, the new version will also be subject to a 21-day feedback period. The DRAFT Guidelines can be found below:

DRAFT Guidelines

Before the Board of Education votes on any proposed school actions, the public has the opportunity to provide comment at hearings conducted by independent hearing officers, who are licensed attorneys in Illinois. After the hearings, hearing officers will issue a written summary of the testimony provided as well as their findings of CPS' compliance with 105 ILCS 5/34-230 , the state law that governs school action processes, to CPS CEO Forrest Claypool. A list of approved hearing officers will be posted here by October 31st.

2016 Guideline Development Process:

Prior to October 1st: CPS will develop DRAFT Guidelines.
September 30: CPS will release DRAFT Guidelines.
September 30th – October 21st: CPS will collect public feedback about the DRAFT Guidelines.
After October 21st: CPS will evaluate the submitted feedback and MAY release a new DRAFT of the guidelines.
October 31st: CPS will release the list of independent hearing officers.
November: (IF NECESSARY) CPS will collect public feedback about the new DRAFT Guidelines during this period.
Prior to December 1st: (IF NECESSARY) CPS will release FINAL Guidelines.
On or before December 1st: (IF NECESSARY) CPS will announce school actions

How can you deliver feedback to CPS regarding the 2016-17 Draft Guidelines?


Page Last Modified on Friday, September 30, 2016