CPS Encourages Parents and Community Members to Run for Local School Councils 

CPS Will Host Kick-Off Event Tomorrow to Encourage Community Involvement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                           
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      

For more information, contact:
CPS Office of Communications  
Phone: 773-553-1620  
CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced today it will host a Local School Council (LSC) election season kick-off event tomorrow, January 28, at 6 PM as part of the District’s effort to encourage parents and community members to run for LSC elections, which occur on April 13 and 14. LSCs play a crucial role in the operation of city schools, and the District encourages all interested candidates to explore opportunities to serve on their local LSC.

“Local School Councils provide parents and community members with a valuable opportunity to shape their local schools and help further the gains our students and staff have made in recent years,” said CPS Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson. “I highly encourage anyone interested in supporting the betterment of our city schools to explore opportunities to serve on their neighborhood LSC.”

LSCs are the primary parent and community engagement vehicle in the District. Through LSCs, parents and members of the community have an opportunity to engage in a wide variety of important school matters, including budgeting, administrative hiring, accountability, fundraising, and marketing.

CPS is hosting an LSC Kick-off event tomorrow, January 28, from 6-8 PM at the Garfield Park Auditorium. The event will bring together current and potential LSC members and begin this exciting process.

In order to run for an LSC position, interested candidates must submit a completed candidate nomination form to either the Office of Local School Council Relations or the school they intend to serve by March 4, 2016, at 3 PM. Nomination forms are available at all schools holding elections and the Office of LSC Relations at 42651 W. Washington Blvd. Nomination forms and other relevant materials can also be found at www.cps.edu/Pages/LSCElections.aspx. Elections will be conducted on April 13 at elementary schools and April 14 at high schools from 6 AM to 7 PM.

CPS is also actively recruiting interested persons to serve as election judges, who will be paid $150 for each day they serve. Judge of Election Application materials are available at all schools holding elections, the Office of LSC Relations and on www.cps.edu.

After the elections for traditional LSCs and the appointment process for appointed LSCs and Boards of Governors, the new LSC term will begin July 1, 2016.


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