Non-Discrimination｜ Harassment ｜ Retaliation
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is committed to providing a safe and secure working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. The Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO) implements the Chicago Board of Education’s Comprehensive Non-Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy and investigates adult-to-adult and student-to-adult allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
As defined in the policy:
Discrimination means “unjust or prejudicial treatment, including harassment and sexual misconduct, towards individuals due to the person’s real or implied membership in one or more of the Protected Categories.”
Harassment means “unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, visual, and/or physical conduct that is the person's real or implied membership in one or more of the Protected Categories.”
Retaliation in part means “adverse employment action, such as discipline or denial of or access to a service or benefit against any person for having made a complaint, report, or participated in an investigation of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct.”
Review the resources below for more information or to access the form to file a complaint.
- Comprehensive Non-Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy
- Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO) Procedure Manual
- Discrimination Complaint Form
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 and Title IX (OSP) or the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at 312-730-1560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Non-Discrimination Statement
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The EOCO implements the Combined Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 504 Policy by investigating requests for accommodation and providing reasonable accommodations to employees, job applicants, and members of the public. These responsibilities include working with qualified employees with disabilities and their supervisors to provide reasonable accommodations in order to assist employees in the performance of their essential job functions.
Review the resources below for more information or to access the forms to apply for a reasonable accommodation.
- Combined Americans with Disabilities Act and 504 Policy
- Instructions for ADA Request for Accommodation
- Request for Reasonable Accommodation
- Authorization for Release of Medical Information
- Healthcare Provider Certification
To obtain information about accommodations and special education supports and services for students with diverse learning needs, please contact:
Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services (ODLSS)
42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Sign Language Interpreter Program
CPS provides reasonable accommodations to ensure CPS activities are accessible to parents, staff, and other community members with disabilities. This support includes providing skilled sign language interpreters to assist deaf and hard-of-hearing parents, staff, and other adults. To request a skilled sign language interpreter for a CPS-related activity, complete the and submit this form to the EOCO. The EOCO will work with vendors to schedule skilled sign language interpreters for the requested event or activity. Sign Language Interpreter Request Form
Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO)
42 W. Madison St., 3rd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60602