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Local School Councils

Without the benefit of an elected school board, the races for Chicago’s Local School Councils are the closest city residents get to democracy in education. At the most localized of scales, they are also the best opportunity to connect directly with the constituents represented. That includes teachers, students, parents and community members.
If your LSC or PPLC needs training, please email Sarah Rothschild or call 312-329-6287.

The Chicago Teachers Union is a proud member of the LSC’s 4 All Coalition.


  1. Office of LSC Relations – LSC facilitators (contact these people if you think LSC rules are being violated at your school): https://cps.edu/lscrelations/Pages/aboutuslsc.aspx
  2. LSC Training Portal: http://cpslsctrainingportal.com/
  3. LSC Reference Guide in English: https://cps.edu/SiteCollectionDocuments/LSCReferenceGuide_English2018_2020.pdf
  4. LSC Reference Guide in Spanish: https://cps.edu/SiteCollectionDocuments/LSCReferenceGuide_Spanish2018_2020.pdf
  5. CPS Financial Information: http://www.cps.edu/finance/Pages/financialinfo.aspx
  6. CPS Contracts & Procurement: http://cps.edu/procurement/Pages/procurement.aspx
  7. CPS Employee Position Files: http://cps.edu/About_CPS/Financial_information/Pages/EmployeePositionFiles.aspx
  8. School Profiles (LOTS of good information about your school!): https://cps.edu/Schools/Find_a_school/Pages/findaschool.aspx

    Enter your school’s name, click on the link, and then click on the link for the “downloads” section:

    • My School My Voice Survey
    • CIWP
    • Asbestos report
    • Facility Assessment
  9. CPS Data Portal (for SQRP, suspension/expulsion data, school achievement data, enrollment and demographic data: http://cps.edu/schooldata/Pages/SchoolData.aspx
  10. SQRP Info: https://cps.edu/Performance/Pages/PerformancePolicy.aspx
  11. Principal Evaluation Rubric: https://cps.edu/principalevaluation/Documents/PrincipalEvaluationRubric.pdf
  12. 5 Essentials Survey (information on how well organized your school is): https://5-essentials.org/classic/cps/2018/schools/
Attention all LSC members, public education advocates, parents, and community members:

The Gathering:

LSC Elections: Building LSC Power Together

Feb 15, 2020 | Sat | 10:30am – 12:00pm
National Teachers Academy (NTA) 55 West Cermak Road

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“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far , go together.”

This workshop will help coordinate and organize parents and community members together at their respective schools in preparation for the LSC elections in April. We will go over strategies and best practices on how to organize your parents and community members so that we can collectively create change at our schools. We will go over how to how to form a slate and ways to coordinate with school staff.

English/Spanish Flyer

Email Jianan Shi for more information.

LSCs for All Coalition partners include: The Lugenia Burns Hope Center, Chicago Teachers Union, Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO), Pilsen Alliance, Chicago United for Equity (CUE), Blocks Together, Northside Action for Justice and Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Schools.

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