Local School Council

Why were LSCs Created?


LSCs were created by The Chicago School Reform Act of 1998 with the intent of improving academic achievement, by placing the primary responsibility for school governance and improvement in the hands of parents, community residents, teachers, and the school principal at the school level. 105 ILCS 5/34-1.01.

What are the Responsibilities of an LSC?


  • Approving how school funds and resources are allocated.
  • Developing and monitoring the School Improvement Plan (Continuous Improvement Work Plan).
  • Evaluating and selecting the school’s principal.

Our Next Regular Meeting


Thursday May 20th, 2021 at 5:30PM

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Special Meeting


Tuesday May 11th, 2021 at 5:30PM

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LSC Agenda Special Meeting 5.11.21

Spanish LSC Agenda Special Meeting 5.11.21


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Public Comments/ Comentarios Públicos:


We welcome input within LSC scope, which include the Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP), budget issues, and Principal Reports. We will take the time to listen and consider, but may not comment. We ask that you keep your comments to two minutes so that we can respect the meeting time frame. 

Damos la bienvenida a las aportaciones dentro del alcance de LSC, que incluyen el Plan de trabajo de continua mejora (CIWP), cuestiones presupuestarias e informes principales. Nosotros tomaremos el tiempo para escuchar y considerar, pero no podemos comentar. Les pedimos que mantengan sus comentarios por dos minutos para que podamos respetar el plazo de tiempo que tenemos para la reunión.

Public Comment Sign In Sheet – Hoja de registro de comentarios públicos

We understand that some people may not be able to attend the meeting to share their comments or may not feel comfortable publicly speaking, therefore we have created this form allowing you to share your comments.

Entendemos que es posible que algunas personas no puedan asistir a la reunión para compartir sus comentarios o que no se sientan cómodas hablando en público, por lo tanto, hemos creado este formulario que le permite compartir sus comentarios.

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LSC Minutes, Agendas, Principal's Reports, & Recordings

LSC Latest Meeting Recording

CPS LSC Information

The Office of Local School Council Relations provides support and technical assistance to Local School Councils (LSCs) as they carry out the responsibilities of local school governance. 

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Cleveland Continuous Improvement Work Plan

2021 LSC Meeting Dates


  • January 21, 2021: Organizational Meeting 4:30pm

  • January 21, 2021: Regular Meeting 5:30pm

  • February 18, 2021: Regular Meeting 5:30pm
  • March 18, 2021: Regular Meeting 5:30pm
  • April 15, 2021: Regular Meeting 5:30pm

  • April 26, 2021: Special Meeting 5:30pm
  • May 11, 2021: Special Meeting 5:30pm
  • May 20, 2021: Regular Meeting 5:30pm 

  • June 17, 2021:Regular Meeting 5:30pm

  • July 15, 2021: Organizational Meeting 5:30pm *TENTATIVE*

2021 LSC Members






  • PARENT REPRESENTATIVE: Salvador Gutierrez


  • PARENT REPRESENTATIVE: Jason Ruiz, Vice Chairperson


  • PARENT REPRESENTATIVE: Jennifer Wilson, Chairperson

  • PRINCIPAL: Debora Ward

  • TEACHER REPRESENTATIVE: Kristine Stanton, Secretary



Email us at ClevelandLSC@gmail.com




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