CPS Encourages Parents and Community Members to Run for Local School Councils

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Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is encouraging those interested in joining a Local School Council (LSC) to run for LSC elections occurring on April 13th and 14th. LSCs are the primary parent and community engagement vehicle in the District. Through LSCs, parents and members of the community have an opportunity to engage in a wide variety of important school matters, including budgeting, administrative hiring, accountability, fundraising, and marketing.

In order to run for an LSC position, interested candidates must submit a completed candidate nomination form to either the Office of Local School Council Relations or the school they intend to serve by March 4, 2016, at 3 PM. Nomination forms are available at all schools holding elections and the Office of LSC Relations at 42651 W. Washington Blvd. Nomination forms and other relevant materials can also be found at www.cps.edu/Pages/LSCElections.aspx. Elections will be conducted on April 13 at elementary schools and April 14 at high schools from 6 AM to 7 PM.

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CPS is also actively recruiting interested persons to serve as election judges, who will be paid $150 for each day they serve. Judge of Election Application materials are available at all schools holding elections, the Office of LSC Relations and on www.cps.edu. After the elections for traditional LSCs and the appointment process for appointed LSCs and Boards of Governors, the new LSC term will begin July 1, 2016.

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