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Elected School Board

NEW! Informational Meeting on Elected School Board

Please join us for a webinar on June 17 at 6 p.m. to learn about CPS’ upcoming transition to an elected school board. This is a chance to learn about Board responsibilities, what is required to be a Board Member, and what being a Board Member is like.

Registration is required to attend this webinar. Sign up .


Interested in Becoming an Elected Board Member?

Starting January 15, 2025, the 小丑撸, the “Board,” will consist of 21 Board Members. The City of Chicago has been divided into 10 districts (each of which is divided into 2 subdistricts). More information about those districts, including a map, can be found on the .

Each of the 10 districts will be represented by one elected Board Member and one Board Member who is appointed by the Mayor no later than December 16, 2024. Additionally, by December 16, 2024, the Mayor will appoint one President of the Board.

Terms

The Board Members (both the elected and the appointed Members) and the appointed Board President will all serve for two-year terms which begin January 15, 2025.

Eligibility

There are a number of requirements Board Members need to be aware of during their candidacy, while in service to the Board, and during their post-Board Membership. Examples of these have been compiled here.

Process to Run

In order to be placed on the ballot for the November 5, 2024 general election, individuals interested in running for an elected Board Member position must submit a nominating petition with the signatures of at least 1,000, but no more than 3,000 voters living within their electoral district. The petition circulation period will begin on March 26, 2024, with a filing period from June 17, 2024 to June 24, 2024. More information about the process can be found on the .

Responsibilities

CPS has a budget of more than $9 billion, which is used to serve over 325,000 students across 634 schools. Governing this organization is a tremendous responsibility for the Board Members selected to lead. Board Members fulfill a number of specific key responsibilities, including, but not limited to:

  • Hiring and evaluating the CEO
  • Establishing the direction, goals, and priorities for the district
  • Approving district policies
  • Approving purchasing decisions, contracts, and intergovernmental agreements
  • Approving the district budget and capital improvement plan
  • Approving the school year calendar
  • Approving school continuous improvement plans, school actions, and school charters and contracts
  • Approving the dismissal of probationary appointed teachers, contract principals and tenured teachers, and non-probationary educational support personnel