chief operating officer

department description

The Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for the general administration of the operations of the public school district and supervises Facilities/Plant Maintenance, Food & Nutrition Services, Safety & Security, Student Registration Center, and Transportation departments. In addition to supervising these departments, the COO is the district leader and liaison for capital improvement projects and other public works efforts by the City of Cambridge.

Strategic Goals

  • Complete the comprehensive facilities assessment and identify strategic priorities around potential repair, rehabilitation and/or rebuild projects across CPS.
  • Identify the core objectives of the district’s safety programs across all preK through secondary schools to reaffirm sound operational tactics with an increasing emphasis on restorative, preventive, and wellness-oriented practices.
  • Develop a plan for improvement of responsiveness to school communities’ operational needs and priorities through continuous dialogue between department heads and building administrator teams, and the implementation of data monitoring systems to reduce recurring challenges.