Are you passionate about children and their education? Do you want to see our local public schools continue to grow and improve? Sign up to run for your Local School Council!
Elections for Local School Council are coming up this spring and the filing deadline is less than two weeks away. No prior experience or formal education is required. All you need is a passion for our local schools and a desire to see them continue to improve.
What is a Local School Council?
Local School Councils (LSCs) provide parents, teachers and community residents with direct input in the direction and priorities of each school. The primary responsibilities of LSCs include approving how school funds and resources are allocated, approving and monitoring the implementation of the annual school improvement plan, and hiring and evaluating the school’s contract principal.
LSCs consist of:
- six parents of children at the school
- two community representatives
- two teachers
- one non-teacher school employee
- one high school student (for high schools only)
- the school principal (an automatic member)
How do I apply to run for an LSC post?
Follow the steps for the application process and download the application forms here. After you complete the application forms, submit them to the school where you would like to run. The deadline for applying to run for an LSC is Friday, March 2nd at 3:00 p.m.
Voting for the LSC at high schools is Thursday, April 19th.
All polling stations will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
For more information, visit the Local School Council Elections page on the CPS website.