Office of Local School Council Relations 

Local School Council Relations oversees and facilitates the operation of site-based management teams in each school, expanding all facets of communications with the schools, parents and the greater community. We seek to develop strong relationships with community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, agencies and city departments to advance safety both in and outside the school. We also provide systematic and comprehensive training to all local school council members, as well as citywide resources and support to all parents of CPS students.

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We provide assistance and support in every part of the day-to-day operations of all Local School Councils´ activities. We:

  • Provide training to all Local School Council members and Parent Advisory Councils (PACs)
  • Develop and implement greatly expanded communication efforts with all segments of the local school community
  • Conduct, assess, critique and report on all facets of the LSC Elections held every two years
  • Increase community and parental involvement at the district and school level

Current Initiatives

We have developed a series of initiatives designed to assist parents and the community in the development of our students, such as:

  • Parent Resource Service Centers
  • Parent/Community partnerships
  • Neighborhood safety plan/violence prevention
  • Community and non-profit organization collaborations


Here are a few of our accomplishments:

  • Trained over 6,000 Local School Council members
  • Local School Council Elections took place in 600 schools
  • Responded to more than 2,500 service requests in both the Central Office and the Parent Resource Center
  • Worked with over 100 schools in investigating and facilitating student safety issues


Local School Council Elections

Local School Council Eligibility

Local School Council Training Monthly Schedules

Local School Council History

Notice of Solicitation of Public Comment | Spanish

NCLB - Title I, Part A ESEA1 - Parental Involvement Program Guidelines

NCLB - Title I, Part A ESEA1 - Parental Involvement Program Policy | Spanish

2016-2018 LSC Reference Guide English | Spanish

Guía de Referencia para Conciliios Escolares Locales 2016-2018

Removal of LSC Members

Office of Local School Council Relations

Garfield Park Office
2651 W. Washington Blvd 3rd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Phone: (773) 553-1400
Fax: (773) 553-6563

Page Last Modified on Tuesday, November 01, 2016