Special board meeting

Monday, August 9, 2021 at 9:00 AM

CPS Loop Office
42 W. Madison Street, Garden Level, Board Room
Chicago, IL 60602
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Note: No Same-day Observer Registration will be available

Miguel del Valle President, and
Members of the Board of Education
     Luisiana Meléndez
     Sendhil Revuluri
     Amy Rome
     Lucino Sotelo
     Elizabeth Todd-Breland
     Dwayne Truss


Enclosed is a copy of the Agenda for the Special Board of Education Meeting to be held on Monday, August 9, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. The Governor’s Disaster Proclamation, which declared, in part, that in-person attendance of more than 10 people was not feasible in light of public health concerns, has expired. Accordingly, the Board President and the Interim Chief Executive Officer have determined that registered speakers who wish to present during Public Participation may have the option to participate in person at the location of the Board meeting or virtually via an electronic platform. The public will have access to the meeting via live stream at cpsboe.org.

Interim Guidelines have been issued by the President of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago in accordance with Board Rule 2-4.1. These Interim Guidelines are effective July 26, 2021. During the period they are in effect, these Interim Guidelines supersede the Public Participation Guidelines issued August 28, 2013 (rev. September 13, 2018). These Interim Guidelines are available on www.cpsboe.org and attached to this notice.

For the August 9, 2021 Special Board Meeting, advance registration to speak will be available beginning Wednesday, August 4th at 10:30 a.m. and will close on Thursday, August 5th at 5:00 p.m., or until all slots are filled. Advance registration during this period is available by the following methods:

  • Online: www.cpsboe.org (recommended)
  • Phone: (312) 989-7313

Register to Speak Here (speaker registration opens at 10:30 am)

To ensure equity of access to address the Board, an individual may not speak at two (2) consecutive Board Meetings. In the event an individual registers to speak at a consecutive Board Meeting, the individual will not be called to address the Board.

The Public Participation segment of the meeting will begin following the Roll Call and proceed for no more than 5 registered speakers for ten minutes. Registered speakers will receive instructions for Public Participation.

Members of the public may submit written comments for Board of Education meetings via the Written Comments Form on the Board’s website at www.cpsboe.org or mailed to 1 N Dearborn, Suite 950. Written comments received between the day the public agenda is posted through 5 p.m. the day after the Board of Education meeting will be submitted to the Board and posted within five (5) business days on our website at www.cpsboe.org.

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