Looking at the Chicago Public School Leadership Organizational Chart, you'll see that CPS Attorneys are ABOVE Janice Jackson, the District's CEO.
Is this how other Districts operate?
In New York City, the largest school district, Legal is a service group under the Chief Operating Officer.
In Los Angeles, the second largest school district, Legal reports to the Superintendent and to the Board of Education.
In Miami-Dade, Legal is a service group spread out under Compliance and Human Capital, under the Superintendent.
In Clark County Nevada, Legal is a service group under the Superintendent and on par with the other operating offices in the District.
In Broward County, Legal is on par with the Superintendent's office with Broward County Community listed at the top of their organizational chart. This is because the Board of Education is elected.
In Houston, Legal reports to the Superintendent.
In Hillsborough, Florida, the Board of Education has its own attorney separate from the District and the District's General Counsel reports directly to the Superintendent.
And in Hawaii, the Legal Department is underneath the Administrative Assistant Office, which then reports to the Superintendent.
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