Diverse Learners

Special Education Supports and Services


Diverse Learners Parent Advisory Council

The Parent Advisory Council is a volunteer group of CPS parents and caregivers who meet with Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services to discuss diverse learner issues and provide input to CPS on policy, training and special education programming that would be of interest to parents. The group meets monthly at various CPS locations around the city.

Working together with the Parent Advisory Council, ODLSS:

  • Produces educational workshops, websites, and learning materials for parents of diverse learners
  • Develops programming opportunities that foster collaboration between parents and school/district staff
  • Researches the needs of the parent community to ensure that all interests are represented when creating new district policies
  • Listens to the concerns of all stakeholders

All Parent Advisory Council meetings are open to the general public.

Upcoming Diverse Learner Parent Advisory Council Meetings

Date Time & Location Download Materials
Thursday, December 13, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Colman Zenos CPS Office
4655 S. Dearborn Street, Room 407, Chicago, IL 60609
  • Agenda: English
  • Members List/Sign In: TBD
  • Minutes: TBD
Thursday, January 10, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garfield Park Office, Room 151
2651 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60612
Thursday, February 7, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Colman Zenos CPS Office
4655 S. Dearborn Street, Room 407, Chicago, IL 60609
Thursday, March 14, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garfield Park Office, Room 151
2651 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60612
Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Colman Zenos CPS Office
4655 S. Dearborn Street, Room 407, Chicago, IL 60609
Thursday, May 9, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garfield Park Office, Room 151
2651 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60612
Thursday, June 13, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Colman Zenos CPS Office
4655 S. Dearborn Street, Room 407, Chicago, IL 60609

 

Past Meetings

Date Time & Location Download Materials
Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garfield Park Office, Room 151
2651 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60612
  • Agenda: English
  • Members List/Sign In: TBD
  • Minutes: TBD
Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garfield Park Office, Room 151
2651 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60612
  • Agenda: English
  • Members List/Sign In: TBD
  • Minutes:
Thursday, September 13, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garfield Park Office, Room 151
2651 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
  • Agenda: English
  • Members List/Sign In: TBD
  • Minutes:
Friday, August 17, 2018
Topic: Review of Procedural Manual and SSM Revisions and Working Session for Advocate Groups
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Colman Zenos CPS Office
4655 S. Dearborn Street, Room 407
Chicago, IL 60609

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Garfield Park Office
2651 W. Washington Blvd., Room 335
Chicago, IL 60612
Thursday, August 9, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Colman Zenos School, Room 406
4655 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60609
  • Agenda: English
  • Members List/Sign In: TBD
  • Minutes: PDF
Thursday, July 12, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garfield Park Office
2651 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
  • Agenda: English
  • Members List/Sign In: TBD
  • Minutes: PDF
Thursday, June 7, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Colman Zenos CPS Office
4655 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60609

Have Questions?

Complete and submit this form to request assistance and support for your child regarding special education.

Contact Information

Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services

42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 773-553-1800
Fax: 773-553-1801
Email: odlss@cps.edu

School Assignment Services
Phone: 773-553-1847

Student Transportation
Phone: 773-553-2860

Nursing Information
Phone: 773-553-4589

Page Last Modified on Wednesday, December 12, 2018