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Local School Councils

Without the benefit of an elected school board, Chicago’s Local School Councils races 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.

Tired of over-crowded classrooms, school closings & charter expansion?

Too much testing and not enough services?

Should all students have art, music and world languages?

Do you believe all children should have access to preschool?

Do parents, teachers and communities need more voice in CPS?

Concerned about discipline policies that stigmatize our youth?

Attention All LSC Members, Education Advocates, Teachers, Charter and Neighborhood School Parents: Join the LSCs.4.All Coalition at:

The Gathering

The Gathering is for anyone interested in making local school councils (LSC) more effective. Whether you are curious about LSCs, what it means to be an LSC member; or whether you’re unsure if your school has an LSC; The Gathering is for you. Experts will be available to help participants: assess the needs of their respective schools, schedule trainings, provide technical assistance, and arrange monthly sessions to work together on improving LSC’s for all.

Dec 17th, 2019 | Tues | 6:30pm – 8pm
National Teachers Academy (NTA)
55 West Cermak Road


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For more information contact the Lugenia Burns Hope Center at Rod.Wilson@LBHopeCenter.com

Sponsored by the LSCs.4.All Coalition

LSC Summit 2020 flyer

The LSCs.4.All Coalition presents:

LSC Summit

Kick off LSC election season on the right foot!

Jan 25, 2020 | Sat | 10am – 2pm
CTU Center 1901 W. Carroll


  • A Deep Dive on Budget, CIWP Monitoring and Principal Evaluation
  • Winning Your Race
  • Organizing for the LSC Empowerment Bill
  • LSC 101


Email Jianan Shi for more information.

Our Local School Councils (LSCs) play a critical role in introducing participatory democracy into our Chicago Public School system. The following survey was designed to gauge CTU support for LSC training. Your input matters a great deal. Please complete the survey linked below. Thanks!


General CTU Announcement

Administrative Transfer Window

Teachers can transfer schools without principal permission between November 15, 2019 and January 2, 2020.

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