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LSC Elections

Local School Council members are elected every two years by parents, community members, and school staff. Members serve two-year terms, with the exception of high school student representatives, who serve one-year terms. Interested candidates must complete several application forms.

2020 LSC Election Updates

The Nomination period for LSC candidates and judges has been extended. People who submitted forms in the spring do not need to submit new forms.

For people who would like to become candidates or election judges, the deadline has been extended. Candidates have until 3pm, October 2, 2020 to submit their forms to the school where they want to serve. Election Judge applicants have until 3:00pm October 6, 2020 to submit their forms to the school where they want to serve.

The various forms posted on the website have the dates from the spring since these forms were already printed and are available in the schools. These forms are to be used for people applying now during the nomination extended period.

Deadline dates:

  • LSC Candidates; 3:00pm, October 2, 2020
  • LSC Election Judges: 3:00pm, October 6, 2020

LSC Responsibilities 

  • Monitoring the school improvement plan—also known as their school’s CIWP.
  • Monitoring the school's budget and expenditures.
  • Evaluating their school’s principal annually, as well as selecting a new contract principal for their school or renewing the contract of their current principal.

Each LSCs set their own regular meeting schedules, which can be obtained directly from the school.

See which type of LSC your school has.

How to Apply

If you are a parent, community member, student, or teacher looking to get more involved with your school, we encourage you to consider running in your school’s LSC election. The application window for the 2020 LSC elections opened on December 2, 2019. To apply, candidates must download and fill out the application forms below and return them with two forms of identification to the school for which they intend to run as a candidate by Friday, October 2, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. CST. Parents and community members have the option to file a Form 4-20 Candidate Statement, school staff candidates must file a Form 5-20 School Staff Candidate Information Form and high school student candidates must file a Form 6-20 Student Candidate Information Form.

Please Note: There are separate candidate forms for traditional LSCs and appointed LSCs and boards of governors (BOG).

2020 Traditional Local School Council Nomination Materials

Candidate Materials Required / Optional PDF Forms
LSC Election Timeline Optional English  |  Spanish
LSC Candidate Packet Cover Letter Optional English  |  Spanish
Candidate Nomination Form 1-20 Required for All Candidates English  |  Spanish  |  Arabic  |  Chinese  |  Polish  |  Tagalog  |  Urdu  |  Vietnamese
LSC Criminal Conviction Disclosure Form 2-20 Required for All Candidates English  |  Spanish  |  Arabic  |  Chinese  |  Polish  |  Tagalog  |  Urdu  |  Vietnamese
LSC Telephone Number Disclosure Form 3-20 Required for All Candidates English  |  Spanish  |  Arabic  |  Chinese  |  Polish  |  Tagalog  |  Urdu  |  Vietnamese
LSC Candidate Statement Form 4-20 Optional English  |  Spanish  |  Arabic  |  Chinese  |  Polish  |  Tagalog  |  Urdu  |  Vietnamese
LSC Candidate Statement Form 4S-20 Optional English
LSC Teacher/Non-Teacher Staff Candidate Information Form 5-20 Required for All Teacher / Non-Teacher Staff Candidates English  |  Spanish
LSC Student Candidate Information Form 6-20 Required for all High School Student Candidates English  |  Spanish
LSC Withdrawal of Candidacy Form 7-20 Optional English  |  Spanish
LSC Certification of Election Results Form 28-20 Optional English  |  Spanish
LSC Pre-Election Challenge Petition Form 9-20 Optional English  |  Spanish
LSC Post-Election Challenge Petition Form 21-20 Optional English  |  Spanish

2020 Appointed Local School Council / Board of Governors Nomination Materials

Candidate Materials Required / Optional PDF Forms
ALSC Election Timeline Optional English
ALSC Election Form 1-20 Candidate Nomination Required for All Candidates English  |  Arabic  |  Chinese  |  Polish  |  Tagalog  |  Urdu  |  Vietnamese
ALSC Election Form 2-20 Candidate Criminal Conviction Disclosure Required for All Candidates English  |  Arabic  |  Chinese  |  Polish  | Tagalog  |  Urdu  |  Vietnamese
ALSC Election Form 3-20 Candidate Telephone Number Disclosure Required for All Candidates English  |  Arabic  |  Chinese  |  Polish  |  Tagalog  |  Urdu  |  Vietnamese
ALSC Election Form 4-20 Candidate Statement Optional English  |  Arabic  |  Chinese  |  Polish  |  Tagalog  |  Urdu  |  Vietnamese
ALSC Election Form 5-20 Teacher or JROTC Instructor Candidate Information Required for All Teacher / Non-Teacher Staff Candidates English
ALSC Election Form 6-20 Student Candidate Information Required for all High School Student Candidates English

Office of Local School Council Relations

773-553-1400

773-553-1402 (Fax)

Garfield Park Office
2651 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612