Election results for Hyde Park LSCs

Hyde Parker and jazz legend Willie Pickens (center, writing) votes in the local school council election at Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., while his wife Irma (left) looks on. Marc Monaghan

Hyde Parker and jazz legend Willie Pickens (center, writing) votes in the local school council election at Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., while his wife Irma (left) looks on.

-Marc Monaghan

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS
Staff Writer

Public elementary and high schools held elections for their local school councils (LSC) last week during report card pick-up day. Many of the schools have a majority of new representatives on their councils.

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

Kenwood High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.
Parents
Micheal Neal
Juliana Stratton
Joy Clendening New
Keith Calloway New
Marie A. Williams-Katumbusi New
Michael Ewing New
Community
Eric Jenkins New
Ishmael Turay
Teachers
Kristina Tate
Crystal Brown New
Staff
Kristin Flowers New
Student
DeShawn Blake

Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St.
Dyett did not have enough participants for an LSC election so Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is giving the school an extension so that it can recruit more candidates.

Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St.
Parents
Daryl Williams 10
Elizabeth Herring 11
Ann Toebbe New 9
Naomi McGhee New 7
Community
William Sweetland 10
Carolyn Anderson 10
Teachers
Adam Schwartz New 2
Kendrea Williams New 3
Staff
Christine Gatewood 1

At Bret Harte only four of the nine parent candidates were elected. The school’s LSC will continue its search for two more parent representatives.

Canter Elementary School, 4959 S. Blackstone Ave.
Canter, which is expected to close on June 31, no longer has an LSC.

Kozminski Elementary School, 936 E. 54th St.
Parents
Cheryl Carter 20
LaRonda Fitts 17
Marqueta Fitts 13
Adrienne Henly 24
LaDonna Myers 23
Community
Victoria Long 26
Teachers
Beverly Jones 6
Sabrina Scott 9

Murray Elementary School, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.
Parents
Lesle Honore Smith 62
Monica Torres Linares New 46
Michael Ewing 95
Tracey Fleming New 86
Timothy McGovern New 80
Lyteshia Gunn-Pope 67
Community
Michael Scott 104
Christopher Chung 84
Teachers
Antoinette Laws 20
Bryan Lopez 14
Staff
Linda Covington 12

Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave.
Parents
Kara J  Scott New 154
Silvia Arbelaez-Ellis New 148
Sarah J Ogeto New 132
Denise A. Hill New 111
Cynthia Horth New 109
Paula B. Florell New 104
Community
Don Willard 67
Michael Carter New 47

At Ray the entire list of elected LSC members, except for Don Willard, are new to the school’s LSC. The group of newly elected parents campaigned under the name

“Stand Up for Ray.” The group, which formed about a year ago, has been exploring ways to restore the school’s playtime for lower grades, diversity and high CPS ranking level.

As of press time no LSC list for Ariel, 1119 E. 46th St.; Reavis, 834 E. 50th St., or Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St., elementary schools were submitted to the Herald.

d.phillips@hpherald.com