"Congratulations to all of our newly elected, re-elected, and appointed Local School Council Members!
As our Office communicated on December 15, 2020, pursuant to the Illinois School Code, LSC members are required to complete a criminal background investigation prior to taking office on January 11, 2021. However, as part of contagion mitigation efforts as we reopen schools and the fact that all essential LSC business can be completed virtually, the District will continue to require Local School Councils to meet remotely.
In light of this, CPS will defer the requirement that LSC members complete their background investigation by January 11th. A new deadline will be scheduled in the future, at which time CPS will be required to enforce this requirement. We will inform you when that decision is made.
The safety of our students is CPS’ first priority. Thank you for your support during this process.
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View a city-wide map of who is running in the 2020 LSC Election at each school.
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.
- LSC Candidates; 3:00pm, October 2, 2020
- LSC Election Judges: 3:00pm, October 6, 2020
- 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.
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|