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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Yes. You can find it in cps policy residency. It says you must live in Chicago. Well, your residence must be in Chicago. As some have said, some positions have waivers. If caught outside of city, the result is being fired.

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Certain positions have a residency waiver these are needs posiotions if you provide a service in demand .cps employees are not city of chicago employees the chicago board of education is its own entity under the city of chicago.this board is what the employees fall under .

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If you were hire before January 1996, you are grandfathered in, and you can live wherever you want. Anyone hired after that date is subject to the CPS policy on residency requirements. If you choose to violate that policy, you can lose your job, and I believe thand t includes forfeiting your pension benefits.

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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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