In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the CSO will be working remotely.  CSO will be available via email.

As DC Government and DCPS establish protocols for the current coronavirus challenge, CSO is working with our labor partners to ensure that our members are protected and supported during this crisis. As policies are developed, we will keep you updated. It is our goal to ensure our members needs for safety and support are heard and included in policy. Thanks to all for your leadership and care for your students and teachers. CSO will be working to ensure your needs are addressed.

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Welcome CSO Members

Dear Members,

The Council of School Officers (CSO) and the Executive Board would like to thank you for your tireless efforts in making a difference in our schools, families, and communities. Your dedication and hard work is truly appreciated. The District of Columbia Public School system has truly benefited from the daily expertise you bring forth. That’s why we are working hard to bring about fair and equitable labor agreements such as contracts, fair wages, job descriptions, etc. This is the time for you to be involved! You need to be protected so you can continue the great service you provide to our students and communities.



Richard Jackson, President
Council of School Officers

Our Mission

Our mission is to advocate for educational professionals as we unite our members to keep the promise of public education in DCPS.

  • We believe in being transparent and professional throughout the organization

  • We believe we are stronger when we work together for a common good

  • We believe in open, constant and comprehensive communication

  • We believe in purposeful Professional Development and Training

  • We believe in efficiency

Our Vision

Our vision is to grow a rich and viable Council of School Officers that supports it’s a members as we serve each child in public education in DCPS.

Supporting the Future

We’re very excited about our ability to communicate with our members in a more efficient manner. It’s still a work in progress. We want you to know that as a member you are our number one priority and we will continue to do whatever we can to improve our services to you. Take time to browse the website. I welcome any suggestions you may have to improve our website and services to you, our members.