Local School Councils were created under the 1988 School Reform Act to get Chicago’s communities involved in their schools. Councils are at the very heart of school reform and are responsible for many positive changes taking place. Input and decision-making by the Local School Councils are meaningful and positive partners in the education process.
The Local School Council (LSC) members are elected every two years and the LSC is composed of the principal, 6 elected parent representatives, 2 elected community representatives, 2 appointed teacher representatives, and 1 appointed school staff representative.
The LSC is responsible for:
The LSC meets monthly at 6:15 p.m. in the Middle School Building Cafeteria (1601 S Dearborn). Parents, community members, teachers, and staff are invited to attend this open forum and meeting minutes are posted on this site once approved by the LSC.
Much of the LSC’s responsibilities, as defined in the bylaws, are worked on in committee. These standing committees are charged with a specific function and include:
Like the LSC meetings, committee meetings are open meetings, and parents and community members are encouraged to participate as members or to attend the open meetings. View the school calendar for committee meeting dates or contact the committee chair.