Local School Council Community Relations (LSCR)

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

Upcoming Free Conferences

Westinghouse Conference - June 13, 2015 | Spanish


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

2014-2016 LSC Reference Guide

Guía de Referencia para Conciliios Escolares Locales 2014-2016

Removal of LSC Members

2013-2014 Local School Council Membership Information Form

2013-2014 Sample Annual Organizational Meeting Notice and Agenda | Spanish

Office of Family and Community Engagement in Education

Community Action Councils
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773-553-FACE (3223)
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