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The 21 member Chicago Multilingual Parent Council is an advisory body created by the Chicago Board of Education pursuant to section 14C-10 of the Illinois School Code, 105 Illinois Compiled Statues, 5/14C-19. The Council’s purpose as outlined in its bylaws is copied below.

The purpose of the CMPC shall be to advise the Office of Language and Cultural Education (hereinafter the “OLCE”) and other appropriate Chicago Public School departments on matters pertaining to the development, implementation, and evaluation of bilingual education programs in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) as mandated by law. The specific purposes for which the CMPC is organized include, but are not limited to, the following.

a. to make parents aware of and facilitate their participation in local Bilingual Advisory Committees, other committees, and events related to bilingual education;

b. to identify needs and determine priorities for bilingual education programs and English Language Learners (“ELLS”);

c. to facilitate communication among the multiethnic communities involved in bilingual education programs; and,

d. to support and educate members of the local Bilingual Advisory Committees

The purpose of the CMPC shall be to advise the Office of Language and Cultural Education (hereinafter the “OLCE”) and other appropriate Chicago Public School departments on matters pertaining to the development, implementation, and evaluation of bilingual education programs in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) as mandated by law. The specific purposes for which the CMPC is organized include, but are not limited to, the following.

a. to make parents aware of and facilitate their participation in local Bilingual Advisory Committees, other committees, and events related to bilingual education;

b. to identify needs and determine priorities for bilingual education programs
and English Language Learners (“ELLS”);

c. to facilitate communication among the multiethnic communities involved in bilingual education programs; and,

d. to support and educate members of the local Bilingual Advisory Committees.

Source: Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Multilingual Parents Council (CMPC) Bylaws and Operational Guidelines (undated)

The names of 21 CMPC members can be found at
http://www.cps.edu/About_CPS/The_Board_of_Education/Pages/Actions2009_05.aspx. See report# 09-0527-RS12

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March 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm

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