Local School Councils

The next parent/community election and advisory staff polls for traditional Local School Councils and advisory parent and staff polls for appointed Local School Councils and Boards of Governors (military academy high schools) will be conducted on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 for elementary schools and Thursday, April 14, 2016 for high schools from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

View the Elections Map View the LSC Members Map

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

LSC Terms 

Parent, community and school staff members of traditional Local School Councils and parent, community, school staff and advocate members of appointed Local School Councils and Boards of Governors serve a two-year term beginning July 1 in even-numbered years and ending June 30 two years later. High School student members serve a one-year term beginning every July 1 and ending June 30 of the following year.

Resources 

All candidates for either a traditional or appointed Local School Council must provide two forms of identification and must file the following forms:

  • Form 1-16 Candidate Nomination Form
  • Form 2-16 Candidate Criminal Conviction Disclosure Form
  • Form 3-16 Candidate Telephone Number Disclosure Form

 

All candidates may also file a Form 4-16 Candidate Statement. Additionally, school staff candidates must file a Form 5-16 School Staff Candidate Information Form and all High School Student Candidates must file a Form 6-16 Student Candidate Information Form.

 

Links to the Candidate Forms and other resources may be found below.

 

Please note: There are separate candidate forms for traditional local school councils and appointed local school councils and boards of governors.

 

All applicants for Judge of Election must file the following forms, be verified to work by the I. R. S. and complete a mandatory training session:

Forms

Format

Form 18-16 Application for Judge of Election

English | Spanish

IRS W-9 Form

English | Spanish

CPS Internal Accounts Vendor Request Form

English

 

For questions or assistance in completing and submitting the Candidate Forms or Judge of Election Forms, please call the Office of LSC Relations at 773-553-1400 or read the  2016 LSC Election Guide  English  Spanish or 2016 Guide to the Appointed LSC/BOG Candidate Polls and Recommendations  English Spanish.

 

2016 Traditional Local School Council Election Materials

Materials

Format

Letter I Re: LSC Election

English | Spanish

LSC Candidate Packet, including:

  • LSC Candidate Packet Cover Letter

English | Spanish

  • Candidate Nomination Form (Form 1-16)

English | Spanish

  • LSC Criminal Conviction Disclosure Form (Form 2-16)

English | Spanish

  • LSC Telephone Number Disclosure Form (Form 3-16)

English | Spanish

LSC Election Timeline

English | Spanish

LSC Candidate Statement Form (Form 4-16)

English | Spanish

LSC Teacher/Non-Teacher Staff Candidate Information Form (Form 5-16)

English | Spanish

LSC Student Candidate Information Form (Form 6-16)

English | Spanish

LSC Withdrawal of Candidacy Form (Form 7-16)

English | Spanish

List of Candidates for the Local School Council Form (Form 8-16)

English | Spanish

Letter II Re: LSC Election

English | Spanish

LSC Certification of Election Results Form (Form 28-16)

English | Spanish

LSC Pre-Election Challenge Petition Form (Form 9-16)

English | Spanish

LSC Post-Election Challenge Petition Form (Form 21-16)

English | Spanish

 

2016 Appointed Local School Council/Board of Governors Appointment Process Materials

Candidate Polls and Recommendations Materials

Format

Letter I Re: ALSC/BOG  Appointment Process

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Candidate Packet, including:

  • ALSC/BOG Candidate Packet Cover Letter

English | Spanish

  • ALSC/BOG Candidate Nomination Form (Form 1-16)

English | Spanish

  • ALSC/BOG Criminal Conviction Disclosure Form (Form 2-16)

English | Spanish

  • ALSC/BOG Telephone Number Disclosure Form (Form 3-16)

English | Spanish

  • ALSC/BOG Appointment Process Timeline

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Candidate Statement Form (Form 4-16)

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Teacher/JROTC Instructor Candidate Information Form (Form 5-16)

English | Spanish

ALSC Student Candidate Information Form (Form 6-16)

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Withdrawal of Candidacy Form (Form 7-16)

English | Spanish

List of Candidates for the ALSC/BOG  (Form 8-16)

English | Spanish

Letter II Re: ALSC/BOG Appointment Process

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Certification of Poll Results and Candidate Recommendations Form (Form 28-16)

English | Spanish

 

View the Elections Map

Contact Information

Office of Local School Council Relations
Garfield Park Office
2651 W. Washington
Blvd, 3rd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60612
773-553-1400 | Main
773-553-6563 | Fax

LSC Elections

Serving on a Local School Council (LSC) provides a unique opportunity to become engaged in your school community and play an active role in making policy decisions affecting your school. LSCs are critical to ensuring positive student outcomes and a dynamic school environment.

LSCs are responsible for:

  • Monitoring the school improvement plan— also known as their school’s CIWP.
  • Monitoring the school's budget and expenditures.
  • Evaluating their school’s principal annually, as well as selecting a new contract principal for their school or renewing the contract of their current principal.

Each LSCs set their own regular meeting schedules, which can be obtained directly from the school.

LSC members are elected every two years by parents, community members, and school staff. Members serve two-year terms, with the exception of high school student representatives, who serve one-year terms. The 2020 LSC elections will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 for elementary schools and Thursday, April 23, 2020 for high schools.

See which type of LSC your school has here.

How to Apply

If you are a parent, community member, student, or teacher looking to get more involved with your school, we encourage you to consider running in your school’s LSC election. The application window for the 2020 LSC elections opens on December 2, 2019. To apply, candidates must download and fill out the application forms below and return them with two forms of identification to the Office of Local School Council Relations at the Garfield Park Office on the third floor of 2651 W. Washington Blvd. by February 25, 2020, or to the school for which they intend to run as a candidate by March 5, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Parents and community members have the option to file a Form 4-20 Candidate Statement, school staff candidates must file a Form 5-20 School Staff Candidate Information Form and high school student candidates must file a Form 6-20 Student Candidate Information Form.

Please Note: There are separate candidate forms for traditional LSCs and appointed LSCs and boards of governors (BOG).

2020 Traditional Local School Council Nomination Materials

Candidate Materials Required / Optional PDF Forms
LSC Election Timeline Optional English | Spanish
LSC Candidate Packet Cover Letter Optional English |Spanish
Candidate Nomination Form 1-20 Required for All Candidates English | Spanish | Arabic | Chinese | Polish | Tagalog | Urdu | Vietnamese
LSC Criminal Conviction Disclosure Form 2-20 Required for All Candidates English | Spanish | Arabic | Chinese | Polish | Tagalog | Urdu | Vietnamese
LSC Telephone Number Disclosure Form 3-20 Required for All Candidates English | Spanish | Arabic | Chinese | Polish | Tagalog | Urdu | Vietnamese
LSC Candidate Statement Form 4-20 Optional English | Spanish | Arabic | Chinese | Polish | Tagalog | Urdu | Vietnamese
LSC Candidate Statement Form 4S-20 Optional English
LSC Teacher/Non-Teacher Staff Candidate Information Form 5-20 Required for All Teacher / Non-Teacher Staff Candidates English | Spanish
LSC Student Candidate Information Form 6-20 Required for all High School Student Candidates English | Spanish
LSC Withdrawal of Candidacy Form 7-20 Optional English | Spanish
LSC Certification of Election Results Form 28-20 Optional English | Spanish
LSC Pre-Election Challenge Petition Form 9-20 Optional English | Spanish
LSC Post-Election Challenge Petition Form 21-20 Optional English | Spanish

2020 Appointed Local School Council/ Board of Governors Nomination Materials

Candidate Materials Required / Optional PDF Forms
ALSC Election Timeline Optional English
ALSC Election Form 1-20 Candidate Nomination Required for All Candidatesl English | Arabic | Chinese | Polish |Tagalog | Urdu | Vietnamese
ALSC Election Form 2-20 Candidate Criminal Conviction Disclosure Required for All Candidates English | Arabic | Chinese | Polish |Tagalog | Urdu | Vietnamese
ALSC Election Form 3-20 Candidate Telephone Number Disclosure Required for All Candidates English | Arabic | Chinese | Polish |Tagalog | Urdu | Vietnamese
ALSC Election Form 4-20 Candidate Statement Optional English | Arabic | Chinese | Polish |Tagalog | Urdu | Vietnamese
ALSC Election Form 5-20 Teacher or JROTC Instructor Candidate Information Required for All Teacher / Non-Teacher Staff Candidates English
ALSC Election Form 6-20 Student Candidate Information Required for all High School Student Candidates English

Resources

For details on the 2020 LSC election process, please see:

Questions?

For any questions regarding the LSC election process, please contact the election coordinator at the school or the Office of Local School Council Relations at 773-553-1400.

LSC Elections

LSC Nomination Deadline has been extended to Friday, March 9th at 3:00pm.

The 2018 local school council elections will take place on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 for elementary schools and Thursday, April 19, 2018 for high schools. The term is for two years starting on July 1, 2018. High School Students Representatives serve one-year terms.

How to Apply

Candidates must download and fill out the forms below and provide two forms of identification and return them to the school where they would like to run by March 2nd, or to the Office of Local School Council Relations - Garfield Park Office, 2651 W. Washington Blvd, 3rd Floor by February 20th, 2018.

All candidates may also file a Form 4-18 Candidate Statement, school staff candidates must file a Form 5-18 School Staff Candidate Information Form and high school student candidates must file a Form 6-18 Student Candidate Information Form.

Please Note: There are separate candidate forms for traditional local school councils and appointed local school councils and boards of governors.

Questions

For questions or assistance in completing and/or submitting the Candidate Forms or Election Judge Forms, please contact the Election Coordinator at the school or the Office of LSC Relations at 773-553-1400.

For details on the 2018 LSC election process, download the 2018 LSC Election Guide English | 2018 LSC Election Guide Spanish or 2018 Guide to the Appointed LSC/BOG Candidate Polls and Recommendations English | 2018 Guide to the Appointed LSC/BOG Candidate Polls and Recommendations Spanish.

View the Elections Map View the LSC Members Map

2018 Traditional Local School Council Nomination Materials

Candidate Materials

Required / Optional

PDF Forms

LSC Election Timeline

Optional

English | Spanish

LSC Candidate Packet Cover Letter

Optional

English | Spanish

Candidate Nomination Form 1-18

Required for All Candidates

English | Spanish

LSC Criminal Conviction Disclosure Form 2-18

Required for All Candidates

English | Spanish

LSC Telephone Number Disclosure Form 3-18

Required for All Candidates

English | Spanish

LSC Candidate Statement Form 4-18

Optional

English | Spanish

LSC Teacher/Non-Teacher Staff Candidate Information Form 5-18

Required for All Teacher / Non-Teacher Staff Candidates

English | Spanish

LSC Student Candidate Information Form 6-18

Required for all High School Student Candidates

English | Spanish

LSC Withdrawal of Candidacy Form 7-18

Optional

English | Spanish

LSC Certification of Election Results Form 28-18

Optional

English | Spanish

LSC Pre-Election Challenge Petition Form 9-18

Optional

English | Spanish

LSC Post-Election Challenge Petition Form 21-18

Optional

English | Spanish


2018 Appointed Local School Council / Board of Governors Nomination Materials

Candidate Materials

Required / Optional

PDF Forms

ALSC/BOG Appointment Process Timeline

Optional

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Candidate Packet Cover Letter

Optional

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Candidate Nomination Form 1-18

Required for All Candidates

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Criminal Conviction Disclosure Form 2-18

Required for All Candidates

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Telephone Number Disclosure Form 3-18

Required for All Candidates

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Candidate Statement Form 4-18

Optional

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Teacher/JROTC Instructor Candidate Information Form 5-18

Optional

English | Spanish

ALSC Student Candidate Information Form 6-18

Required for all High School Student Candidates

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Withdrawal of Candidacy Form 7-18

Optional

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Certification of Election Results Form 28-18

Optional

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Pre-Election Challenge Petition Form 9-18

Optional

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Post-Election Challenge Petition Form 21-18

Optional

English | Spanish


Election Judges

All applicants for Election Judge must file the following forms, be verified to work by the IRS and complete a mandatory training session.

Candidate Materials

PDF Forms

Form 18-18 Application for Election Judge

English | Spanish

IRS W9 Form

English | Spanish

CPS Internal Accounts Vendor Request Form

English

About the LSC Voting Process 

The below training video outlines the voting process for LSC elections.

 

About LSC Voting Process from Chicago Public Schools on Vimeo

 

LSC Nomination Deadline has been extended to Friday, March 9th at 3:00pm.

The 2018 local school council elections will take place on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 for elementary schools and Thursday, April 19, 2018 for high schools. The term is for two years starting on July 1, 2018. High School Students Representatives serve one-year terms.

How to Apply

Candidates must download and fill out the forms below and provide two forms of identification and return them to the school where they would like to run by March 2nd, or to the Office of Local School Council Relations - Garfield Park Office, 2651 W. Washington Blvd, 3rd Floor by February 20th, 2018.

All candidates may also file a Form 4-18 Candidate Statement, school staff candidates must file a Form 5-18 School Staff Candidate Information Form and high school student candidates must file a Form 6-18 Student Candidate Information Form.

Please Note: There are separate candidate forms for traditional local school councils and appointed local school councils and boards of governors.

Questions

For questions or assistance in completing and/or submitting the Candidate Forms or Election Judge Forms, please contact the Election Coordinator at the school or the Office of LSC Relations at 773-553-1400.

For details on the 2018 LSC election process, download the 2018 LSC Election Guide English | 2018 LSC Election Guide Spanish or 2018 Guide to the Appointed LSC/BOG Candidate Polls and Recommendations English | 2018 Guide to the Appointed LSC/BOG Candidate Polls and Recommendations Spanish.


2018 Traditional Local School Council Nomination Materials

Candidate Materials

Required / Optional

PDF Forms

LSC Election Timeline

Optional

English | Spanish

LSC Candidate Packet Cover Letter

Optional

English | Spanish

Candidate Nomination Form 1-18

Required for All Candidates

English | Spanish

LSC Criminal Conviction Disclosure Form 2-18

Required for All Candidates

English | Spanish

LSC Telephone Number Disclosure Form 3-18

Required for All Candidates

English | Spanish

LSC Candidate Statement Form 4-18

Optional

English | Spanish

LSC Teacher/Non-Teacher Staff Candidate Information Form 5-18

Required for All Teacher / Non-Teacher Staff Candidates

English | Spanish

LSC Student Candidate Information Form 6-18

Required for all High School Student Candidates

English | Spanish

LSC Withdrawal of Candidacy Form 7-18

Optional

English | Spanish

LSC Certification of Election Results Form 28-18

Optional

English | Spanish

LSC Pre-Election Challenge Petition Form 9-18

Optional

English | Spanish

LSC Post-Election Challenge Petition Form 21-18

Optional

English | Spanish


2018 Appointed Local School Council / Board of Governors Nomination Materials

Candidate Materials

Required / Optional

PDF Forms

ALSC/BOG Appointment Process Timeline

Optional

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Candidate Packet Cover Letter

Optional

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Candidate Nomination Form 1-18

Required for All Candidates

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Criminal Conviction Disclosure Form 2-18

Required for All Candidates

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Telephone Number Disclosure Form 3-18

Required for All Candidates

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Candidate Statement Form 4-18

Optional

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Teacher/JROTC Instructor Candidate Information Form 5-18

Optional

English | Spanish

ALSC Student Candidate Information Form 6-18

Required for all High School Student Candidates

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Withdrawal of Candidacy Form 7-18

Optional

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Certification of Election Results Form 28-18

Optional

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Pre-Election Challenge Petition Form 9-18

Optional

English | Spanish

ALSC/BOG Post-Election Challenge Petition Form 21-18

Optional

English | Spanish


Election Judges

All applicants for Election Judge must file the following forms, be verified to work by the IRS and complete a mandatory training session.

Candidate Materials

PDF Forms

Form 18-18 Application for Election Judge

English | Spanish

IRS W9 Form

English | Spanish

CPS Internal Accounts Vendor Request Form

English

About the LSC Voting Process 

The below training video outlines the voting process for LSC elections.

 

About LSC Voting Process from Chicago Public Schools on Vimeo

 

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