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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.

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.

4. Submit Your Nomination Forms

You or a representative must file your nomination forms by 3:00 p.m., February 14, 2024. You may file your nomination forms at one of the following locations: 

  • in person at the school where you seek to serve
  • Office of Local School Council Relations, 2651 West Washington Blvd., 3 rd Floor

Mailed, e-mailed, faxed or copied forms will NOT be accepted.

Candidates for parent representative or community representative, or their representative, must also present two forms of identification to establish their eligibility to run and serve as LSC members. Examples of acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Driver’s License
  • State of Illinois ID
  • Voter Registration Card
  • MediPlan/Medicaid Card
  • IDPA Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Matrícula Consular
  • Student ID
  • Public Library Card
  • Other Governmental Agency I.D.
  • Current Lease
  • Current Utility Bill
  • Credit or Debit Card
  • Employment ID
  • Court Documents

5. Attend a Candidate Forum

Following the nomination period, candidates will have an opportunity to attend a Candidate Forum at the school between March 11 and March 19, 2024. (Please ask the principal for the exact date and time.)

Candidates will also have the opportunity to have the school distribute campaign literature to parents on Campaign Literature Distribution Day on April 4, 2024. To do so, school staff candidates must submit their literature by 3:00 p.m., March 22, 2024. Parent and community candidates must submit their literature, in sets of 35 or as directed by the school, by 3:00 p.m., March 22, 2024. An LSC Election Guide, including election rules and procedures, is available for review in the school’s main office.

LSC Candidate Workshop

View a recording of our 2024 LSC Candidate Workshops. The recordings include a discussion with our panel members and information about what it's like to run for and serve on an LSC.

Office of Local School Council Relations


773-553-1402 (Fax)

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