LSC Campaigns

 

RUNNING AN LSC CAMPAIGN

Research your school’s 2018 LSC election results 

Best Practices & Protips

Build your campaign team!

  • Think about your friends, volunteers, and neighbors who share your values. Bring along the folks who you trust to give sound advice and can help plan/win your campaign.
  • What roles can they serve? Use this template to guide your thinking

Create campaign literature for both the school and the community


IMPORTANT DATES FOR LSC CANDIDATES

The CPS LSC Elections webpage was updated to reflect the changed dates on Fri, Sept 18, 2020.

8/28/20 letter to LSCs

  • Deadline to file LSC candidate forms at your school - Friday, October 2 by 3:00 pm

File LSC candidate forms in person at the school you intend to serve. *Bring two forms of ID.

Download forms here

  • Principal will post the final list of candidate for LSC 2020 - 

This will include posting all LSC candidate statements on a public bulletin at the school

Sample candidate statement

  • Deadline to submit LSC Election Judge applications - October 6 by 3:00pm

Download election judge applications here

  • Deadline to challenge a candidate prior to the election -

Pre-Election Challenge Petition

  • Deadline to Set Candidate Public Forums Date (*Set by LSC/Principal) -
  • Deadline to request language interpreters or accommodations -

Notify the school for sign/language interpreter or other accommodations at the forum.

  • School Candidate Forums Held Virtually Week of October 19-30

A candidate forum is a public event where candidates running for office are invited to express their positions on the issues.

This is a great way to engage your voters and community around an upcoming LSC election.

Draft and practice a 60-second stump speech: Who are you? Why are you running? Why should I vote for you?

  • Deadline to deliver Campaign Literature -

Deliver your literature to the school.

Your literature can be one 8 ½ x 11 sheet on both sides.

You have to divide the literature into packets for each class. Find out from the school how many classes there are and how many pieces of literature you need for each class. 

Campaign literature example (parent)

Campaign literature example (slate)

  • Campaign Literature Distribution Day -

Candidate Literature Distribution Day for All Candidates. Principal to send parent and community representative candidates’ literature home with students. 

  • Elementary Election Day & Report Card Pickup - Wednesday, November 18

Confirm the report card pickup hours because that is when most of the parents will be coming to the school. Any parent or resident of the school attendance area can vote! You do not have to be a citizen or a registered voter. 

  • High School Election Day & Report Card Pickup - Thursday, November 19

Confirm the report card pickup hours because that is when most of the parents will be coming to the school. Any parent or resident of the school attendance area can vote! You do not have to be a citizen or a registered voter. 

 

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VIDEO: Winning Your Race: LSC Elections at LSC Summit 2020

LSC Summit hosted by LSCs 4 All Coalition, January 25, 2020

Session leaders: Marc Kaplan, Northside Action for Justice and Moy Moreno, Pilsen Alliance

Program session contextualizing the dangers of vacancies, strategies for how to win.