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:
- Roles and Responsibilities of LSCs – 2 hours
- Meetings – 2 hours
- Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) – 2 hours
- Budget – 2 hours
- Principal Evaluation and Retention – 2 hours
- Principal Selection – 2 hours
- Internal Accounts and Fundraising – 2 hours
- Code of Ethics – 1 hour
- 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.
*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.