Dear CPS Community:
After months of thoughtful planning and extensive stakeholder engagement, we are proud to announce that we will be launching Speakinga comprehensive incident reporting system, next month, the Monday, May 2for all students, caregivers and staff.
Over time, our students, in particular, shared that the lack of anonymity in our existing reporting structure and a sense of mistrust discouraged them from reporting incidents. The candor and needs of our students have resonated, and we believe Speaking is the right tool. This system will allow our students, caregivers and staff, if they wish, to:
Anonymous Report any situation that makes them feel unsafe or concerned.
Submitting the report will initiate a process to quickly address the situation with real-time information. Speaking is hosted outside of CPS, ensuring a secure process for any student, carer or staff member.
Our Office of Equity, Inclusion and Belonging leads this vital work. They will be sharing more school-level information over the coming weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OEIB at [email protected].
Thank you for your continued commitment and support.
Victoria L. Greer