Local School Council Member Training 

There are a number of instructional learning sessions provided for local school council members to enhance their knowledge of how LSCs operate and their role as an LSC member.

All LSC members must complete a 16 hour training program within six months of taking office. The Board will be in charge of this training, and if an LSC member fails to complete the program within the six month period allowed, the Board will declare his/her seat vacant. For removed parent and community members, the LSC will then appoint a qualified person who meets the eligibility requirements to fill the unexpired term. For removed school staff members, the Board will appoint a qualified person who meets the eligibility requirements to fill the unexpired term.

There are nine (9) mandatory lessons (16 hours) that LSC members have to take. The nine mandatory lessons are:

  1. Roles and Responsibilities of LSCs – 2 hours
  2. Meetings – 2 hours
  3. Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) – 2 hours
  4. Budget – 2 hours
  5. Principal Evaluation and Retention – 2 hours
  6. Principal Selection – 2 hours
  7. Internal Accounts and Fundraising – 2 hours
  8. Code of Ethics – 1 hour
  9. Duties and Responsibilities of LSC Officers – 1 hour

LSC Training Schedules

LSC training sessions take place throughout the District. You can view the schedules and download the registration form for each session below. Registration is required. You can RSVP by calling (773) 553-1400. Space is limited. Online training can also be provided by visiting: cpslsctrainingportal.com.

December 2014

 View training sessions that take place in December - North

 View training sessions that take place in December - Southwest/West Side

 View training sessions that take place in December - South Side

 View training sessions that take place in December - Far South Side

January 2015

 View training sessions that take place in January - North

 View training sessions that take place in January - Southwest/West Side

 View training sessions that take place in January - South Side

 View training sessions that take place in January - Far South Side

*Members elected or re-elected during the April 2014 election will have until April 30, 2015 to fulfill their mandatory trainings.

In addition to trainings held by the District, the Office of Local School Council Relations has certified individuals to conduct LSC training in their communities. Below is a list of Certified External Partners.

External Partners

Contact information

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 Thursday, December 18, 2014