Fate Of Chicago Local School Council Elections Up In The Air Because Of The Coronavirus

Elections for the mini boards that give parents and others a say at their schools are on hold. It’s one of many hardships LSCs are facing.

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Local school council elections are yet another casualty of the shutdown of Chicago Public Schools. Bill Healy / WBEZ
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Local school council elections are yet another casualty of the shutdown of Chicago Public Schools. Bill Healy / WBEZ

Fate Of Chicago Local School Council Elections Up In The Air Because Of The Coronavirus

Elections for the mini boards that give parents and others a say at their schools are on hold. It’s one of many hardships LSCs are facing.

Elections scheduled for April 22 and 23 for the mini-boards that oversee each Chicago public school have been delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis.

It’s one of several blows that are crippling one of the only outlets parents and others have to make decisions about what happens in their schools.

WBEZ’s Adriana Cardona Maguigad shares the latest on how local school councils in Chicago are managing. Press play above to listen.