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More Than 1,400 Seats Remain Unfilled On Chicago’s Local School Councils

South and West side schools have the highest number of unfilled seats, particularly at schools in Garfield Park, Little Village, New City, Englewood, Roseland, Grand Crossing and Chatham.


Tensions Mount At Jones College Prep After ‘Build The Wall’ Quote Makes It Into High School Yearbook

It is unclear if any disciplinary action will be taken against the student, but the incident will be discussed at Jones' local school council meeting Tuesday.

South Loop

Hyde Park Local School Council Election Challenge Fails After Challengers Miss Hearing

Maira Khwaja's election hearing reflects the messiness and confusion behind the entire local school council process, she said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

2020 LSC Election Participation Plummets, Nearly 1,000 Seats Unfilled

The figures paint a stark picture of the ongoing drop in engagement around LSCs, the mini-democracies that are given authority over budgets and principal hiring in most Chicago schools.


Want To Serve On A Local School Council? District Offers A Second Chance

CPS has reopened candidate nominations for council spots until Oct. 2, part of a series of changes to address council elections delayed in April due to the coronavirus crisis.


Englewood’s Lindblom High School Votes To Keep School Police Officers On Campus

The local school council's student member, who voted against keeping officers, said Lindblom's student body was divided on the issue.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Michele Clark High School Votes To Keep School Resource Officers

Though no students spoke at the meeting, the West Side school's principal said some students supported keeping police officers on campus.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Some Chicago School Councils Tasked With Voting On Police In Schools Aren’t Following The Rules

The process so far underscores long-standing issues around the transparency of the groups, how much they are supported and trained, and lackluster participation.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Pilsen High School Votes Out Police, Becoming Second CPS School To Eliminate Cops On Campus

Benito Juarez council members want CPS to use the funding for more social workers, counselors, nurses and restorative justice programs.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Hundreds Of Lane Tech Students And Alumni Petition School To Get Rid Of Cops On Campus

Lane Tech's local school council is hosting a special meeting Tuesday to decide when to vote on the issue.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Chicago’s Local School Councils Are Weighing Whether To Keep Cops In Schools. Here Are The Meetings This Week

Two councils have voted in support of removing resource officers from their schools already.