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LSC Trainings

Instructional learning sessions provide Local School Council members with an understanding of how LSCs operate and their role as an LSC member.

Please Note: All members elected, appointed, or voted in by the LSC to fill vacancies have six (6) months from the day they joined their council(s) to fulfill their mandatory trainings. All LSC members must complete 9 training modules within six months of taking office. 

The Board will be in charge of this training, and if an LSC member fails to complete the program within the six month period allowed, the Board will declare his/her seat vacant following a hearing. For removed parent and community members, the LSC will then appoint a qualified person who meets the eligibility requirements to fill the unexpired term. For removed school staff members, the Board will appoint a qualified person who meets the eligibility requirements to fill the unexpired term following a non-binding staff poll.

There are nine (9) mandatory lessons that LSC members have to take. The nine mandatory lessons are:

  1. Roles and Responsibilities of LSCs
  2. Meetings
  3. Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP)
  4. Budget
  5. Principal Evaluation and Retention
  6. Principal Selection
  7. Internal Accounts and Fundraising
  8. Code of Ethics
  9. Duties and Responsibilities of LSC Officers

In-Person Training Calendar

Attend in-person LSC training sessions at Parent University locations across Chicago.

Note: There are no in-person training sessions this month.

Virtual Training Calendar

Register for virtual sessions of LSC member training led by live staff. An online training portal will roll out soon, providing learners with more individualized, self-paced experiences. Please use the following links to register for virtual training sessions via Zoom. After registering, you will automatically be sent a meeting invitation. Do not share that link.

Accountability Redesign Presentation: As part our February training schedule, LSC Relations is partnering with  the Office of Research and Accountability to deliver presentations about the District's new proposed accountability framework. These short sessions will be included in the trainings noted on the calendar below and will cover the recommendations of the Accountability Redesign Advisory Group, its impacts on LSCs, and how LSC members can provide feedback leading up to the Board vote on the new accountability policy in April 2023.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Schedule: Course 7 - Internal Accounts

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This session includes a presentation on the CPS Accountability Design Framework.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Schedule: Course 4 - Budget

Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Time: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This session includes a presentation on the CPS Accountability Design Framework.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Schedule: Course 3 - CIWP

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This session includes a presentation on the CPS Accountability Design Framework.

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Schedule: Course 3 - CIWP

Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This session includes a presentation on the CPS Accountability Design Framework.

Time: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On-Demand Trainings

Register for on-demand online training to view recordings of courses at your convenience. Note that eight of the nine courses are available at this time. The remaining course will be available soon.

Members, please use the following links to register for each course recording. After registering and entering your passcode, you will automatically have access to the video. Type the passcode precisely as it is listed below. You must watch the entire recording for credit for completing the course.

Office of Local School Council Relations

773-553-1400

773-553-1402 (Fax)

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