LSC Voting

Download LSC voting flyer:

 

When to vote:

  • Elementary Schools - November 18
  • High Schools - November 19

Who votes for LSC parent and community representatives:

  • Parents, legal guardians, and temporary custodians of students enrolled in the school
  • People who live within the school's voting boundary, and are at least 18 years old. Look-up LSC voting districts here.
  • You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to vote

How to vote*:

  • A parent or community member may vote for up to 5 representatives (any combination of parent and community candidates)
  • Community voters
    • "Must present at least one (1) form of identification which bears the voter's current residential address within the school’s attendance area or voting district (for "multi-area" schools) and which may be from the list below. The second form of identification may also be from the list below or any other identification determined to be reliable by the election judges"
      • Examples of Acceptable Forms of Identification: Driver’s License, State of Illinois ID, Voter Registration Card, MediPlan/Medicaid Card, IDPA Card, Permanent Resident Card, Matrícula Consular, Student ID, Public Library Card, Other Governmental Agency I.D., Current Lease, Current Utility Bill, Credit or Debit Card, Employment ID, Court Documents
  • Parent voters
    • "Must present at least one (1) form of identification or documentation which establishes that the voter is the parent, legal guardian or temporary custodian of a child enrolled in the school and which must be from the list below."
      • The forms of identification or documentation that the parent must present to establish that he or she is the parent, legal guardian or temporary custodian of a child enrolled at the school are: Student's Report Card, Student's Birth Certificate naming the voter as a parent, Court Documents naming the voter as the Legal Guardian, Illinois State Board of Education Affidavit of Enrollment and Residency previously filed with the school naming the voter as temporary custodian of a child enrolled in the school, Letter from a parent or legal guardian previously filed with the school naming the voter as Temporary Custodian of a child enrolled in the school, Tax Return for the voter identifying the student as a dependent, Other Legal Documents or Records determined to be reliable by the judges
    • The second form of identification may be from the list of "Examples of Acceptable Forms of Identification" above, from the list below or any other identification determined to be reliable by the election judges.

*page 25-26 of the LSC Election Guide

Verifying Results*

"7:00 p.m. Principal takes total number of parent, community and staff voters and, if applicable, student voters and enters totals in LSC Dashboard. After all votes cast in the parent and community election and staff polls are counted, Principal shall post the total votes for all candidates, enter all vote totals into LSC Dashboard and notify OLSCR of entries before leaving the school. High schools must also enter all student poll results."

*page 8 of the LSC Election Guide

Post-election challenges - due date tbd

Details above are drawn from the LSC Election Guide: View the full LSC Election Guide here

UPDATE 10.29: We’re excited to share our latest toolkits designed to support CPS parents and caregivers, community and school communities through the Local School Council (LSC) election process. The aim is to consolidate useful information for your use. Let us know if you have any questions/suggestions.

Updates from CPS:

  • Press release on LSC Elections, Oct 21: English | Spanish 
  • Email on candidate literature due Th, Oct 29, Noon (this is an optional part of the LSC Elections process): Screenshot
  • UPDATE 10.30: CPS email screenshot. "The deadline to submit the Candidate Literature for all parent and community representatives and for the teacher and non-teacher staff representatives has been extended to noon on November 4th. Principals will get it posted by November 6th."

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