FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, March 4, 2016
For more information, contact:
CPS Office of Communications
CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced today it is extending the deadline for individuals to file their candidate paperwork for the upcoming Local School Council elections. Parents and community members wishing to run now have until March 18, 2016, at 3PM to submit a completed candidate nomination form to the school they intend to serve. 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.
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.
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.