Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 10:30 AM
Miguel del Valle President, and
Members of the Board of Education
Enclosed is a copy of the Agenda for the Board of Education Meeting to be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. The COVID-19 Pandemic has created a public health emergency in the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois. The Governor of the State of Illinois issued a Disaster Proclamation on July 24, 2020, which is in effect through August 23, 2020 to address this emergency. Section 12 of the Proclamation declares that in-person attendance of more than 50 people is not feasible in light of public health concerns. Accordingly, the Board President and the Chief Executive Officer have determined that Public Participation will be held virtually via an electronic platform and the public will have access to the meeting via live stream at cpsboe.org.
Emergency 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 and State of Illinois Executive Order 2020-48 issued by the Governor of the State of Illinois on July 24, 2020. These Emergency Guidelines are effective March 20, 2020, and shall remain in effect during the period in which the Illinois Governor’s July 24, 2020, Disaster Proclamation and/or Executive Order 2020-48 remain in effect. During the period they are in effect, these Emergency Guidelines supersede the Public Participation Guidelines issued August 28, 2013 (rev. September 13, 2018). These Emergency Guidelines are available on www.cpsboe.org and attached to this notice.
For the August 26, 2020 Board Meeting, advance registration to speak will be available beginning Monday, August 24th at 10:30 a.m. and will close on Tuesday, August 25th at 5:00 p.m., or until all slots filled. Advance registration during this period is available by the following methods:
- Online: www.cpsboe.org (recommended)
- Phone: (312) 989-7313
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 CEO Remarks and proceed for no more than 30 registered speakers for one hour. Registered speakers will receive instructions for accessing the electronic platform 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.
The complete, final Agenda of Actions from the July 22, 2020 Board meeting is on our website: http://www.cpsboe.org/meetings/past-meetings.