Local School Council Elections are coming up — are you ready to get out the vote? Elementary School LSC Elections will be held on November 18 and High School LSC Elections will be held on November 19.
You have an opportunity to vote for candidates running for the following LSC positions: six parent representatives, two community representatives, two teacher representatives, one non-teacher staff representative and one student representative (high schools only). Elected representatives serve two-year terms (one year for student representatives), influencing our school policy and academic direction.
All parents, legal guardians or temporary custodians of CPS students are eligible to vote in the LSC election at that student’s respective
school. Elections are also open to any community members who are 17 years or older and reside in a respective school’s attendance
area or voting district. To find which schools you can vote at visit CPS Local School Council Voting Districts.
Due to COVID-19, parents and guardians can choose between either voting in-person at their respective schools, submitting their ballots by mail, or dropping off their mail-in ballots. For in-person voting, the district is implementing stringent health and safety measures, including social distancing, face covering requirements, and completing a health screener and temperature check prior to entering school buildings. The district will also offer curbside voting for individuals with disabilities.
Community members will still be required to vote in person because the district does not have access to information for every prospective community voter living within a school’s boundary in order to provide a mail-in ballot. For key information for each voting constituency please refer to the press release published on October 21, 2020.
In-Person Election Times and Dates:
- Elementary Schools: November 18 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
- High Schools: November 19 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
If you have additional questions about who is running at your school or how to vote in LSC Elections, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please also encourage other parents and community members to vote.
CPS Office of Local School Council Relations