Some very important elections are coming up this week and your vote is needed.
Chicago is holding its Local School Council (LSC) elections this Wednesday and Thursday. This is Chicago’s largest and most local election. By voting in your local school council elections, you are doing your part to strengthen our local schools and our Rogers Park community.
Elementary school elections are held on Wednesday, April 18th, and Sullivan High School’s election is held on Thursday, April 19th. Each school serves as its own polling station. The polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
What is a Local School Council?
Local School Councils provide parents, teachers and community residents with direct input in the direction and priorities of each school. LSCs approve the allocation of school funds and resources, develop and monitor the annual School Improvement Plan and evaluate and select the school’s principal.
LSC members serve two-year terms.
Which Local School Council elections can I vote in and what are the voting requirements?
Rogers Park community residents, who are not a parent, legal guardian or temporary custodian of a Chicago Public School (CPS) student, vote at their local neighborhood school and Sullivan High School.
Parents, legal guardians and temporary custodians of CPS students vote at the schools their children attend. They can also vote as a community resident at their local neighborhood school if it is different than their child’s school.
You must present a valid ID and proof of residency in the attendance area. See the voter guide, pages 17-18, for acceptable forms of identification.
You can vote for up to five candidates for the positions of parent and community representative. (If you vote for two community reps, you can vote for three parent reps. If you vote for five parent reps, you can’t vote for community resident reps. It’s five votes total).
I am a community resident. How do I know which school is my local neighborhood school?
You vote at the school(s) that serves the attendance area where you live (please note the attendance boundaries for New Field (serving grades PK-4) and Field School (serving grades 5-8) largely overlap. If you live within the overlapping attendance boundaries, you can vote in both schools’ LSC elections).
To find your local school, click here and enter your address.
To view a map of the school attendance boundaries in Rogers Park, click here. Or scroll to the maps below to see the attendance boundaries for each individual school. Click on the map to enlarge.
Sullivan High School, 6631 N. Bosworth
Gale Elementary, 1631 W. Jonquil
Field Elementary, 7019 N. Ashland
New Field Elementary, 1707 W. Morse
Jordan Elementary, 7414 N. Wolcott
Kilmer Elementary, 6700 N. Greenview
How do I find out who is running for the LSC?
Statements of all the LSC candidates are posted inside each school.
If you have any questions that have not been answered here, please reply to this email or call my office at 773-338-5796.