2018 LSC Candidate Statements

Local School Council

2018 Candidates

Parent Candidates

A parent is eligible to serve as a parent representative if he/she: Is the parent or legal guardian of a child currently enrolled in that school; and is not an employee of the Board.

(in alpha order by first name)

My name is Jennifer Rakstad, and I hope to represent you as a parent representative on the South Loop Elementary School LSC.  I have 2 children at South Loop who have both been at our school since they attended preschool, and I...
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I am a proud parent of a 4th grade student at South Loop Elementary School. I am passionately committed to the academic and emotional development of South Loop students. I have served 2 terms and I am excited to continue my participation...
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Hello. I’m Marc Dumas and I am the parent of a 3rd grader at SLES. When asked, I jumped at the opportunity to become more involved in the workings of this great community with zeal.I have been a part of this community...
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As a proud parent of a fifth-grader and second-grader at South Loop Elementary school, I have been involved in many activities at the school including being co-chair of the 2017 Fall Fundraiser, Family Involvement Group (FIG), CPS Steering Committee appointed by Principal...
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I’m an active firefighter with the Chicago Fire Department. I’ve lived in the south loop for 15 years. I’ve been active in both of my children’s classrooms and would like to take the next step. I love South Loop Elementary and my...
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Hello Parents and prospective voters! Let me introduce myself to you, and tell you a little about why I want to represent the school on the Local School Council.  My name is Sweety Agrawal, and I have a 3rd and 5th grader...
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Community Candidates

A community member is eligible to serve as a community representative if he/she: Resides in the attendance area or voting district of that school, is not the parent or legal guardian of a child currently enrolled at that school, and is not an employee of the Board.

My name is Anna Fazekas and I am pleased to submit this statement of candidacy to serve a third term as Community Representative to the South Loop Elementary School Local School Council (LSC). I am committed to raising my family in our...
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As a proud member of the South Loop community since September 2001 and a future SLES parent, I would like to serve on my Local School Council to ensure that every child at South Loop Elementary has a warm and inviting, culturally...
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Lake Michigan, world class museums and universities, the arts, ethnic and economic diversity – all reasons I’ve chosen to move back to the South Loop, the neighborhood where I was born. I am a proud CPS grandparent and it is important to...
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Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
6:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Main SLES Building:
1212 S Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL 60605

In the Election, parents and community members will have the opportunity to vote for up to 5 candidates to fill 8 positions on your school‘s LSC (6 parent members and 2 community members.)