Local School Councils (LSCs) play a role in decision-making at the local school level. Every Chicago Public School has an elected parent and community body that works directly with the Principal and staff members to support school-wide initiatives and changes. The primary responsibilities of LSCs include approving how school funds and resources are allocated, approving and monitoring the implementation of the Continuous Work Improvement Plan (CIWP), and hiring and evaluating the school’s contract principal.
A parent is eligible for the LSC if: he/she is the parent or legal guardian of a student currently enrolled in the school and is not an employee of the Board of Education. A community member is eligible if: he/she resides in the attendance area or voting district of the school, does not have a child currently enrolled at the school, and is not an employee of the Board of Education. A teacher is eligible if: he/she is employed or assigned in a teaching position or in a position for which qualifications as a teacher are required; a non-teaching staff member is also eligible.
Elections are held every two years. The next election for LSC members will be held in the spring of 2014. However, there are still many opportunities to help out with LSC initiatives such as our Continuous Work Improvement Plan (CIWP), Budget , communications and more. Please come to one of our meetings or contact us at 773-534-2900 or 3318 to see where you can fit in.