How to run for Local School Council in Chicago: 2018 Edition | Start Now!

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Ever wanted to run for local office?  The best time to start is now.

Download for Free! The How-to guide Let’s Run For Local School Council LSC Campaign Manual PDF.

— Created by the author of the easy how-to guide, The New Neighborhood Block Club Manual, and former Community Representative at Nicholas Senn High School LSC.

–The previous edition of this manual was downloaded and used across Chicago in 2016.  Next, the 2018 offers more examples and descriptive campaign techniques.

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Wow, thank you for your interest in running for Local School Council in Chicago!  Just like in 2015, I am writing a whole new comprehensive “How to run for Local School Council Manual” and I am once again so excited to give it to anyone who is willing to engage and participate.

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A Local School Council (LSC) is the governing body of a public school in the City of Chicago. By law, every CPS school has one.

Local School councils consist of the school’s principal, six parents of students who attend the school, two community members who reside within the attendance area of the school, two teachers, one non-teacher staff member, and, in the case of high schools, one student.


A sneak peak!  The 2018 edition of the How to Run for Local School Council Manual is already in the works!  Sign up to stay up to date and engaged!   Click here!

Registered candidates have access to advance material for free download!




The previous version of the guidebook is still available for free download here: How to Run for Local School Council LSC

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