Local School Council

  • Upcoming Virtual LSC Meeting

    Oct. 27th at 5:30pm

    Phone Numbers
    (‪US‬)‪+1 440-628-1098‬.   PIN: ‪299 961 887#‬

    Virtual LSC Meeting – October 27th, 5:30pm

    Agenda – Virtual LSC Meeting Oct. 27th

    Public Participation – (Collection /Questions and Comments) In advance, please email by Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 Deadline

    Email questions or comments to LSC Chairperson Irma Lizcano at lizcano.lscpulaski@gmail.com and Co-Chairperson Melissa Kieta at kieta.lscpulaski@gmail.com to be answered during the LSC meeting. / Participacion del publico (Colección de preguntas y comentarios por adelantado) por favor al correo del  presidente del LSC Irma Lizcano a lizcano.lscpulaski@gmail.com y Vicepresidente Melissa Kieta a kieta.lscpulaski@gmail.com. Antes del 25 de octubre del 2020

    The LSC meeting will take place using the Google Meet platform the invitation information for the video meeting link and a call-in number/access code for those with limited access to the internet can be found below. Along with directions for Google Meet in English and Spanish. Participants should be able to access the meeting via:

    Los miembros del concilio trabajaran con el Director para diseñar una invitación que incluye un enlace a una videoconferencia número/ código de acceso para aquellos con acceso a la internet la  información puede ser encontrada debajo,con instrucciones en Inglés y Español los participantes podrán acceder por medio:

    • Phone – Telefono
    • Tablet/iPa d – Tableta o I Pad
    • Desktop – Computadora
    • Laptop – Computadora portatil

    Google Hangout Meet Directions In Espanol 

    Google Hangout Meet Directions in English

    LSC Election Updates

    The district will move Local School Council elections to November 18 (elementary school) & November 19 (high school).

    As you are aware, the district was unable to hold the Local School Council (LSC) elections in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. LSCs play a critical role in our schools––making policy changes that directly impact student outcomes, selecting school leaders, and approving how school funds will be spent. Governor JB Pritzker signed a law in June that will allow Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to move the LSC election to November and extend current LSC terms until the new election takes place. We are writing today to update you on the following changes to this year’s LSC elections.

    We are adjusting our LSC election timeline. 

    • The candidate application period will reopen from August 31, 2020 to October 2, 2020. Please find the nomination process forms online or at your local CPS school. Completed forms must be returned to the principal of the school where you intend to run for the LSC along with two pieces of acceptable identification by  3 p.m. on October 2, 2020.

    • Candidate forums will be held virtually from October 19–30, 2020 to give school communities the opportunity to hear from prospective members. The LSC and principal should set up the virtual forums the same way they set up the virtual LSC meetings and share the forum details  with candidates, parents, school staff, and community stakeholders via email and the school website. 

    • LSC elections will be held during  report card pick-up days this fall; elementary school LSC elections will take place on November 18, 2020 and high school LSC elections will take place on November 19, 2020. Mail-in ballots will be sent to every CPS parent. Parents can also vote in person. Community members may only vote in person.

    • Newly elected LSC members will be inaugurated on January 10, 2021 and will begin their roles on January 11, 2021. 

    Applicants must submit their completed Form 18-20 to the school where they would like to serve and submit their completed Form W-9 and CPS Internal Accounts Vendor Request Form to internalaccounts@cps.edu. Judges will be selected in October and trained beginning November 6. 

    Current LSC terms will be extended from 24 to 30 months to ensure LSCs are able to continue supporting schools prior to the next election.Current members’ terms will expire on January 10, 2021 provided they continue to meet eligibility requirements. 

    New LSC members will serve for 18 months to allow the district to return to its usual spring LSC election cycle in 2022. Thus, LSC member terms for 2020–22  will conclude on July 1, 2022.Current LSC Election Candidates – Applications open Aug. 31-Oct. 2, 2020

    • The candidate application period will reopen from August 31, 2020 to October 2, 2020. Please find the nomination process forms online or at your local CPS school. Completed forms must be returned to the principal of the school where you intend to run for the LSC along with two pieces of acceptable identification by  3 p.m. on October 2, 2020.

     

     

     

  • The LSC and Principal work together to maintain the school’s high standards of education.

  • Pulaski International School Local School Council (LSC) encourages parents, teachers and community members to participate by serving on committees that work to improve school life.

    Pulaski’s LSC is an elected body whose primary responsibilities are to select the school’s principal, renew the principal’s contract, approve the Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP), and approve the school’s budget. The LSC consists of six parents, two teachers, one school staff member, two community members and the principal of the school. Council members are elected every two years in April. The Roles and Responsibilities of the LSC can be be found here.

    Meetings

    Please join us! Pulaski’s LSC meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 PM in the school library. These meetings are open to everyone.  Pulaski’s LSC welcomes and encourages the participation of parents, community members, teachers and neighbors. You can contact an LSC member to have an item placed on the agenda. You can also attend meetings and speak at the open forum at every regular meeting. Please check Upcoming Events and/or the school Calendar for any updates.

    Learn More

    For more information about local school councils, visit the website of the Chicago Public Schools’ Office of School and Community Relations. Want to learn about the history of local school councils in Chicago?

  • Members

    • Diana Racasi – Principal
    • Irma Lizcano – Chairperson, Parent Representative
    • Milton Uribe – Vice-Chairperson, Parent Representative
    • Kathia Adame  – Secretary, Teacher Representative
    • Jason Horwitz – Community Representative – OMA, FOIA Officer
    • Angela Chagoya – Teacher Representative
    • Maribel Lugo – Non-Teacher Staff Representative
    • Melissa Keita – Parent Representative
    • Maria Ocampo – Parent Representative
    • Evelia Trujillo – Parent Representative
    • Oscar Valencia – Parent Representative
    • Mike Tresnowski – Community Representative