LSC election filing extended

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS
Staff Writer

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced that it has extended its Local School Council (LSC) election candidate-filing deadline from Feb. 26 to March 14. There are still candidate vacancies at every school in Hyde Park.

The LSC is an elected group, made up of six parents, two teachers, one non-teaching staff representative, two community representatives and the principal. The LSC members serve two-year terms.

The primary responsibilities of LSCs include approving how funds and resources are allocated, developing and monitoring the annual school improvement plan, and evaluating and monitoring the school’s principal.

Parents and community members have an extra two weeks to submit their nominating forms. Elections will take place on April 7 for elementary schools and April 8 for high schools during report card pick-up from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The number of LSC candidate openings is subject to change on a daily basis. As of press time, the following openings were available in Hyde Park schools:

Ariel Community Academy, 1119 E. 46th St.
Parent, 5, Community 2, Teacher, 2

Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St.
Parent, 6, Community, 2, Teacher, 2, Non-Teaching Staff, 1

Kozminski Elementary Community Academy 936 E. 54th St.
Parent, 5, Community, 2, Teacher, 2, Non-Teaching Staff, 1

Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.
Parent, 6, Community, 2, Teacher, 2, Non-Teaching Staff, 1, Student, 1

Canter Middle School, 4959 S. Blackstone Ave.
Canter is scheduled to close in June no longer has an LSC.

Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.
Parent, 6, Community, 2, Teacher, 1

Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St.
Parent, 6, Community, 2, Teacher, 2, Non-Teaching Staff, 1, Student, 1

Reavis Elementary School, 834 E. 50th St.
Parent, 2, Community, 2

Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave.
Teacher, 1

Shoesmith School,1330 E. 50th St.
Parent, 2, Community, 2, Teacher, 2, Non-Teaching Staff, 1

Parents and community members who are interested in running for their LSC must submit nominating forms at their respective school by March 14, 2014 at 3 p.m.

The forms, along with additional information, can be found at cps.edu/lsc, in the main office of any CPS school, CPS Network Offices, and the Office of LSC Relations located at CPS headquarters. For more information call the Office of LSC Relations at 773-553-1400.

d.phillips@hpherald.com