By Sarah Rothschild | July 20, 2022 | News
File under: CPS: Chicago Public Schools, LSC: Local School Council, Organizing
CPS just finished the 16th LSC election cycle in the 32 years since the creation of the Local School Councils — and it was a year of firsts. But the news isn’t all good, as some schools experience difficulty attracting candidates to serve.
By CTU Communications | March 2, 2022 | Chicago Union Teacher, Features, Movement, News
File under: Election, Karen Zaccor, LSC elections, LSC: Local School Council, Uplift Community High School
Local School Councils (LSCS) give educators and parents a democratic tool to help shape the vision of their schools and LSC election season is in full swing. Candidate applications are due at 3 p.m., Friday, March 4.
By CTU Communications | February 24, 2022 | Chicago Union Teacher, Features, Movement, News
File under: Chicago Teachers Union, LSC elections, LSC: Local School Council
As LSC election season kicks off, the CTU is encouraging members to run for teacher rep positions on their school’s council. Serving on your LSC is an important way to exercise power in your building and hold CPS and your administration accountable.
By Kurt Hilgendorf, CTU Legislative and Policy Director | November 1, 2021 | Legislative Update, News
File under: COVID-19, ERSB: Elected Representative School Board, LSC: Local School Council, LSCs4All, sick days
Passing bills in the General Assembly is never easy — as our 10-year fight to win an elected school board shows — but it is an even harder lift during the two-week fall veto session. That is why I am thrilled to report success this year on three pieces of key legislation that your support and advocacy helped pass during the just-completed fall session.
By CTU Communications | July 7, 2021 | Chicago Union Teacher, Features, News
File under: Karen Zaccor, LSC: Local School Council, PPLC: Professional Personnel Leadership Committee, Sarah Rothschild, SBB: Student Based Budgeting, School Budget
CTU budget trainings educate and empower members to challenge budget priorities and advocate for school needs.
By Sarah Rothschild, CTU Policy Analyst | April 13, 2021 | News
File under: COVID-19, in-person learning, LSC: Local School Council, LSCs4All, Remote Learning, Safety
After a year of challenges, LSCs came out strong in the fight against the unsafe, reckless CPS reopening plan.
By Sarah Rothschild | February 18, 2021 | News
File under: LSC: Local School Council, LSCs4All
Congrats to all the new LSC members! Thanks to all for stepping up and working with parents and community leaders to ensure that our schools are empowered to effectively govern and fight for the schools our students deserve. We have a lot of work ahead of us, and CTU is here to help you every step of the way!
By Sarah Rothschild | November 13, 2020 | News
File under: Election, LSC: Local School Council, LSCs4All
The 2020 LSC elections are taking place during report card pick-up for elementary on Wednesday, November 18 and for high school on Thursday, November 19 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This election has obviously been hampered by the COVID-19 crisis, but CPS has also not handled it well.