Local School Council Members: 2022-2024
Dr. Homero Penuelas
Dr. Homero Penuelas
Alejandro Espinoza (Secretary)
Amy Burns (Chairwomen)
Non-Teacher/ Staff Representative:
All meetings during the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:00 pm, in Room 192
The LSC’s major CIWP responsibilities are to:
- Provide input during the development of the plan.
- Partner with the principal and consult with the Professional Personal Leadership Committee (PPLC), the No Child Left
- Behind (NCLB) Parent Advisory Committee (in schools with NCLB
programs), and the Bilingual Advisory Committee (in schools with bilingual programs).
- Involve the school community in planning.
- Present the proposed plan to the community for input at a well-publicized meeting.
- Vote to approve, to request revisions before approval, or not to approve the plan.
- Monitor the implementation of the plan.
- Amend the plan as needed.
- Participate in the school's annual internal review to evaluate the plan's success.
- Report to the public twice a year on progress and problems with implementing the plan.
To support the implementation of the CIWP, LSCs also:
- Recommend hiring personnel to fill vacant or newly-created positions to the principal.
- Make recommendations to the principal on textbook selection and curriculum development.
- Evaluate and make recommendations on teaching resources and staff.
- Advise the principal about school attendance and discipline policies.
- Grant use of school facilities for educational and social activities by outside groups when not needed by the school.
- Consider a dress code for the school, if parents request it.
- Parents are eligible for seats on the LSC of the school their children attend, as are members of each school’s community, and the teachers and non-teaching staff from the school. LSC members cannot be employees of Chicago Public Schools nor can relatives of the principal be eligible to serve on the LSC of that principal’s school. Each LSC is made up of six parents, two community members, two teachers, one non-teacher staff member and the school’s principal. LSCs are accountable to the voters in their school community through elections every two years.