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Local School Council meeting 2021

A Local School Council meets at William Howard Taft High School in 2021.

Tyler LaRiviere

Local School Council meeting 2021

A Local School Council meets at William Howard Taft High School in 2021.

Tyler LaRiviere

The challenges facing Chicago’s newly elected Local School Councils

Chicago Public Schools recently wrapped up elections for Local School Councils, or LSCs, at more than 600 schools in the city.

A Local School Council meets at William Howard Taft High School in 2021.

Tyler LaRiviere

   

Since 1989, LSCs have won funding for their schools, removed corrupt faculty, renamed schools and even opened new campuses.

Ideally, an LSC is typically made up of a school’s principal, a couple of teachers, parents, community members, and even students. But that’s not always the case.

Reset learns more about Local School Councils in Chicago.

GUESTS: Reema Amin, reporter, Chalkbeat Chicago

Chinella Robinson, LSC parent organizer, Raise Your Hand IL

JP Paulus, LSC member, Burnside Scholastic Academy

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