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.

Diverse Learner Parent Advisory Council Meetings 2019-2020

Date Time & Location Download Materials
Thursday, August 8, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Colman Zenos CPS Office
4655 S. Dearborn Street, Room 406
Chicago, IL 60609
  • Agenda: English
  • Members List/Sign In: TBD
  • Minutes: TBD
Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garfield Park Office, Room 151
2651 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
  • Agenda: English
  • Members List/Sign In: TBD
  • Minutes: TBD
Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Colman Zenos CPS Office
4655 S. Dearborn Street, Room 406
Chicago, IL 60609
  • Agenda: English
  • Members List/Sign In: TBD
  • Minutes: TBD
Thursday, November 7, 2019
CANCELED
Garfield Park Office, Room 151
2651 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
  • Agenda: English
  • Members List/Sign In: TBD
  • Minutes: TBD
Thursday, December 12, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Colman Zenos CPS Office
4655 S. Dearborn Street, Room 406
Chicago, IL 60609
  • Agenda: English
  • Members List/Sign In: TBD
  • Minutes: TBD
Thursday, January 9, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garfield Park Office, Room 151
2651 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
  • Agenda: English
  • Members List/Sign In: TBD
  • Minutes: TBD
Thursday, February 13, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Colman Zenos CPS Office
4655 S. Dearborn Street, Room 406
Chicago, IL 60609
  • Agenda: English
  • Members List/Sign In: TBD
  • Minutes: TBD
Thursday, March 12, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garfield Park Office, Room 151
2651 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
  • Agenda: English
  • Members List/Sign In: TBD
  • Minutes: TBD
Thursday, April 16, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Colman Zenos CPS Office
4655 S. Dearborn Street, Room 406
Chicago, IL 60609
  • Agenda: English
  • Members List/Sign In: TBD
  • Minutes: TBD
Thursday, May 14, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garfield Park Office, Room 151
2651 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
  • Agenda: English
  • Members List/Sign In: TBD
  • Minutes: TBD
Thursday, June 11, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Colman Zenos CPS Office
4655 S. Dearborn Street, Room 406
Chicago, IL 60609
  • Agenda: English
  • Members List/Sign In: TBD
  • Minutes: TBD

 

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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, November 06, 2019