Chicago Public Schools have Local School Councils (LSC) which are responsible for three main duties:
- Approving how school funds and resources are allocated
- Developing and monitoring the annual Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP)
- Evaluating and selecting the school’s principal
Who makes up the LSC?
Local School Councils in elementary schools are made up of 12 voting members: the principal, two teachers, six parents, one non-teacher staff, and two community members. LSC members are elected every two years in the spring and serve a two-year term beginning July 1st. Parent and community representatives are elected by other parents and members of the school community; teachers are elected by other teachers in the school.
Incoming LSC members must complete an 18-hour training program that includes courses on budgets; roles and responsibilities of policy makers; principal selection, evaluation and retention; and development of of the Continuous Improvement Work Plan.
2016 – 2018 LSC Members: names link to LSC members’ email addresses
Principal — Mauricio Segovia
To find out more please visit the CPS website.