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 Meeting

 

October 21, 2021 at 5:30pm

In Person in the Cleveland Elementary School Lunchroom located at 3121 W Byron Street, Chicago, IL 60618

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Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/rzk-xzox-mnh
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 319-505-8105‬ PIN: ‪366 116 411‬#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/rzk-xzox-mnh?pin=3245577854033

Public Comments

 

We welcome input within the LSC scope, which include theContinuous 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 timeframe.

Public Sign-In Sheet

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.

Public Comment Form

 

Should you have any questions at this time please feel free to email ClevelandLSC@gmail.com.

LSC Vancancy

 

Currently on the Cleveland School LSC there are 2 Vacancies-1 Parent Vacancy and 1 Community Vacancy. This serves as Public Notice regarding the filling of these 2 positions. There is an application process to fill both vacancies. In regards to the Parent Vacancy you must have a child currently enrolled at Cleveland School. To fill the community vacancy you must be a community member of the Cleveland School attendance boundary. Applications are due by Wednesday, October 20, @ 3:00 p.m. The current members of the LSC will review all applications received at our next meeting on Thursday, October 21st at 5:30 p.m. and a vote will be conducted to fill both the Parent and Community Vacancy. Applications are available online under LSC Relations www.cps.edu/about/local-school-councils/ as well as in the main office or see Ms. Stanton in room 112.

Print LSC Application Form Here

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Additionally, you must complete the requirements put forth by CPS- LSC Relations:

  • All LSC members must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check during every two-year term that they serve. If an LSC member has previously provided his or her fingerprints for completion of the criminal background check during a previous LSC term, he or she will be asked to do so during the new term.
  • All LSC members are required to complete a 16-hour training program within 6 months of taking office.
  • All LSC members must complete and submit a Statement of Economic Interests for the 12 months preceding the beginning of their term and for each year of their term.
  • No parent or community member of an LSC may be employed by the Board of Education.
  • No LSC member may be employed by a third party to work at the school where he or she serves.

Please note that when committing to be a member of the Cleveland LSC the following dates are for this current school and the term you will be committing to:

• September 9, 2021 at 5:30pm Special Organizational Meeting
• September 16, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting
• October 21, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting
• November 18, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting
• November 18, 2021 after the Regular Meeting Special Meeting
• December 16, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting
• January 20, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting
• February 17, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting
• February 17, 2021 after the Regular Meeting Special Meeting
• March 17, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting
• April 21, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting
• April 21, 2021 after the Regular Meeting Special Meeting
• May 19, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting

• June 16, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting

LSC Reference Guide

2018 – 2020 LSC Reference Guide [ ENGLISH  |  SPANISH ]

 

 

 

LSC Bylaws

Cleveland Continuous Improvement Work Plan

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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2021-2022 LSC Meeting Dates

 

  • September 9, 2021 at 5:30pm Special Organizational Meeting
  • September 16, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting
  • October 21, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting
  • November 18, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting
  • November 18, 2021 after the Regular Meeting Special Meeting
  • December 16, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting
  • January 20, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting
  • February 17, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting
  • February 17, 2021 after the Regular Meeting Special Meeting
  • March 17, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting
  • April 21, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting
  • April 21, 2021 after the Regular Meeting Special Meeting
  • May 19, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting
  • June 16, 2021 at 5:30pm Regular Meeting

2021-2022 LSC Members

 

  • COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE: Roberto Castrejon

  • NON TEACHER STAFF REPRESENTATIVE: Esperanza Aguado-Leon

  • PARENT REPRESENTATIVE: Salvador Gutierrez- Vice Chairperson

  • PARENT REPRESENTATIVE: Jason Ruiz

  • PARENT REPRESENTATIVE: Danny Scott

  • PARENT REPRESENTATIVE: Jennifer Wilson- Chairperson

  • PRINCIPAL: Debora Ward

  • TEACHER REPRESENTATIVE: Kristine Stanton- Secretary

  • TEACHER REPRESENTATIVE: Pamela Tivers

 Questions

Email us at ClevelandLSC@gmail.com

 

 

 

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