Questions and Answers about Chicago Public Schools

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Do you have to live in Chicago area to work for CPS?

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No, if it's for a substitute teacher position.

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Yes. All city employees must live in Chicago. They do investigate sometimes. I have known one person who lost their job because if it. Most that live outside the city are using another address.

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I live in the Chicagoland area. Started with CPS last year on October 2017. I love it the pay is good for my start and the school I work at it is great. The staffs are awesome and I am not overwhelmed when I leave work the children are awesome.

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All depends what you teach. You can get a 3 yr residency waiver if you teach certain subjects.

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Yes I live on the southwest side of Chicago thank you very much

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What if teachers do not aide by the residency rule?

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Yes,because you are a city employee.

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No you don't I live in hickory hills Illinois and work as a cps employee as a security officer. They didn't say anything to me

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Yes, teachers and other staff have to be residents of Chicago. They make you sign off that you are aware of that when you complete onboarding and ask you to resubmit your address in that section for onboarding.

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What's the environment like for a brand-new substitute teacher in CPS?

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