Local School Council Advisory Board Elections...
Henry Clay School's Local School Council (LSC)
2020-2021 School Year Meetings Dates: 9/14, 10/19, 11/9, 12/14, 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/17, and 6/14 2020-2021 LSC Members: Principal-Jennifer L. Laurincik Assistant Principal-Leslie Weems-Hannah Secretary & Teacher Representative-Susan Mercon Teacher Representative& Co-Chair-Guadalupe Valerio Support Staff Representative- Antoinette Islas Chairperson & Parent Rep.-Maria Amezcua-Garcia Parent Representative-Debora Carabez Parent Representative-Erika De La Cruz Parent Representative-Marta Juarez Parent Representative-TBD Community Representative-Irma Cardenas Community Representative-Karen Espinosa Freedom of Information Act Officer-Susan Mercon
History:Local School Councils were created under the 1988 School Reform Act to get Chicago’s communities involved in their schools. Councils are at the very heart of school reform and are responsible for many positive changes taking place. Input and decision-making by the Local School Councils are meaningful and positive partners in the education process.
Structure:The Local School Council members are elected every two years and is comprised of the principal, 6 elected parent representatives, 2 elected community representatives, 2 appointed teacher representatives, and 1 appointed school staff representative.
The LSC is responsible for:Principal evaluation and contractsApproval of Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP). Approval of how school funds and resources are allocated. Engaging parents and community members through various committees.
Meetings:The LSC meets monthly. Parents, community members, teachers, and staff are welcomed to attend this open forum and meeting minutes are posted on this site once finalized by the council.