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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 student representatives, who serve one-year terms. Interested candidates must complete several application forms.

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 2024 LSC elections opens on October 16, 2023. 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 Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. CST.

  • Parents and community members have the option to file a Form 4-24 Candidate Statement.
  • School staff candidates must file a Form 5-24 School Staff Candidate Information Form.
  • Student candidates must file a Form 6-24 Student Candidate Information Form.
  • Please Note: The same candidate forms are used for traditional LSCs, appointed LSCs (ALSC) and boards of governors (BOG).

School Listing AND LSC Type

2024 Traditional Local School Council Nomination Materials

Candidate Materials Required / Optional Documents
LSC Election Timeline Optional English  |  Spanish
LSC Candidate Packet Cover Letter Optional English  |  Spanish
Candidate Nomination Form 1-24 Required for All Candidates English  |  Spanish
LSC Criminal Conviction Disclosure / Enumerated and Disqualifying Offenses Form 2-24 Required for All Candidates ENGLISH  | SPANISH
LSC Telephone Number Disclosure Form 3-24 Required for All Candidates English  |  Spanish
LSC Candidate Statement Form 4-24 Optional English  |  Spanish
LSC Student Candidate Statement Form 4S-24 Optional English  | SPANISH
LSC Teacher/Non-Teacher Staff Candidate Information Form 5-24 Required for All Teacher / Non-Teacher Staff Candidates English  |  Spanish
LSC Student Candidate Information Form 6-24 Optional for School Student Candidates English  |  Spanish
LSC Withdrawal of Candidacy Form 7-24 Optional English  |  Spanish
LSC Certification of Election Results Form 28-24 Optional English  |  Spanish
LSC Pre-Election Challenge Petition Form 9-24 Optional English  |  Spanish
LSC Post-Election Challenge Petition Form 21-24 Optional English  |  Spanish

LSC Candidate Workshop

View a recording of our LSC Candidate Workshop from February 22, 2022. Listen to a discussion with our panel members, and learn what it's like to run for and serve on an LSC.


2024 Voting Guide

LSC elections are here. Read our election guide to find out how to vote in person on April 10 for elementary schools and April 11 for high schools. Before you go to the polls, be sure to learn what forms of ID to bring, how to complete a ballot, and where you are eligible to vote.

Office of Local School Council Relations


773-553-1402 (Fax)

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