A candidate’s eligibility can be challenged before an LSC election. A pre-election challenge form must be completed and submitted by March 18 in order to disqualify a candidate and to have his or her name removed from the ballot.

After a challenge is filed, the CPS Law Department determines the merits of the challenge. If the challenge is found to have merit, a hearing will take place in front of an independent hearing officer between April 5 and April 9.

At the hearing, the challenger(s) and the challenged candidate will be given an opportunity to present evidence and testimony in support of and in opposition to the challenge.

After the hearing, the Chief Executive Officer, or designee, will rule on the challenge, either upholding it or denying it. If the challenge is upheld, the candidate will be disqualified and his or her name will be removed from the school’s ballot. If the challenge is denied, the candidate will be eligible to run for election and serve on the LSC.

The Law Department will notify the challenger(s) and the challenged candidate of the results via certified mail by April 15. There is no appeal from the ruling of the Chief Executive Officer, or designee, on a pre-election challenge.

Pre-election challenge form

Download and complete the pre-election challenge form. The form must be completed and submitted to the Law Department in person, by mail or by facsimile (773-553-1769) no later than 5 p.m. on March 18. If sent by facsimile, the challenger must retain the receipt.  Forms are also available in Spanish.

Contact Information

Phone: (773) 553-1400
Fax: (773) 553-1401

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