Deadline extended for Local School Council applicants

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CPS has extended until March 14 the deadline to submit an application to run for Local School Council.

Earlier this week, the Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Local School Councils reported 4,474 candidates had filed to run in the April 7 and 8 elections for 5,771 LSC positions.

That leaves 1,297 positions to fill by 3 p.m. Friday.

The Chicago Teachers Union is urging local residents to consider running or encouraging a friend or neighbor who is active and involved in the community to run.

Since a parent representative will become the chair of the LSC, CTU urges engaged and involved parents to participate.

For more information about how to apply, click here.

Check this link to see whether your school has sufficient candidates for the LSC. There are many schools with no parent candidates or teacher candidates.

As of March 9, the most recent data available from CPS, the following West Side schools have no parent and/or community candidates:

*Austin Polytechnical High School
*Austin Business and Entreprenuership Academy
*Brunson Math and Science Speciality School
*DePriest Elementary School
*Douglass High School
*Ronald McNair Elementary School
*Michele Clark High School

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