Local School Council elections will take place on Wednesday, April 20th on report card conference day at Bell.
We encourage and invite you to participate in the election by becoming a candidate for your school’s
council and by voting in the parent/community election and the school staff poll.
Since 1989, Local School Councils have helped improve the quality of education in the Chicago Public
Schools by playing an important role in governing their schools. They participate in selecting the principal,
approving the school improvement plan and school budget and performing other important duties.
Each LSC includes the principal, 6 parents/legal guardians, 2 community residents, 2 teachers, 1
non-teacher staff member, in elementary schools with grades 7 and 8, 1 student and in high schools, 3
students. Parent member candidates must have a child enrolled and attending the school. Community
member candidates must be at least 17 years old and live within the school’s attendance area or voting
district, but cannot have any children enrolled in the school.
PLEASE NOTE: Parents of children graduating before June 30, 2022 may run and serve as community
members if they will have no children attending the school as of June 30, 2022 and are otherwise eligible.
The nomination procedures for interested candidates are as follows: All candidates must submit, in person,
an original: Candidate Nomination Form (Form 1-22); Criminal Conviction Disclosure Form (Form 2-22);
and Telephone Number Disclosure Form (Form 3-22) and two pieces of identification* by 3:00 p.m. on
March 4, 2022 to the school or by 3:00 p.m. February 25, 2022 to the Office of LSC Relations, 2651 W.
Washington Blvd., 3rd Floor. (Mailed, e-mailed, faxed or copied forms will not be accepted.) School staff
candidates must also submit a Teacher/Non-Teacher Staff Candidate Information Form (Form 5-22). High
School student candidates may submit Student Candidate Statement (Form 4S-22) and must also submit
a Student Candidate Information Form (Form 6-22).
*For community representative candidates, at least one I.D. must bear a current home address in the
school’s attendance area or voting district boundaries (for city-wide enrollment schools).
Each candidate is also encouraged, but not required, to submit a Candidate Statement Form (Form 4-22),
which is a brief statement of his/her qualifications and plans if elected (or appointed) to the LSC.
LSC Candidate Forms are available at schools, the Office of Local School Council Relations and online at
CPS website https://cps.edu/pages/LSCElections.aspx. For more information, call the Office of Local
School Council Relations at (773) 553-1400.
Please review the LSC Election Guide, available in the school’s main office, for additional rules and procedures.
We look forward to your participation in the Local School Council Election.
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