“I strongly encourage any parent or community member who is passionate about education and helping our students reach their fullest potential to run for their Local School Council,” said CPS CEO Byrd-Bennett. “Getting involved at the school level is great way to have a positive impact on your community and helps the District achieve its overall goal of ensuring 100 percent of our students are college-ready and 100 percent are college-bound.”
LSC representatives serve as an important link between a school’s administration, the community, CPS and students, and play a significant role in decision-making to boost student academic achievement. Elected LSC representatives will serve a two-year term, beginning at the start of School Year 2014-2015 (SY14-15). Each LSC is made up of six parents, two community members (Ashley is Running as a Community Member), two teachers, one non-teacher staff member and the school’s principal. High School LSCs also have a student representative.