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Local School Council (LSC)

The Local School Council (LSC) is the governing body of the school.

The LSC is responsible for three main duties:

  • School improvement: Provide input into the Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP), approve the plan, and monitor and communicate the school’s progress.
  • Budget decisions: Ensure that all sources of discretionary funds are spent in line with the school improvement priorities as defined in the CIWP. This includes approving the budget annually in the spring and continual monitoring.
  • Principal decisions: Hire, evaluate, and make retention decisions regarding the principal's 4 year contract.


Here is a link to read more about Chicago Public School's LSC:www.cps.edu/Pages/Localschoolcouncils

Formed in the 1980s as part of Chicago public school reform, LSCs were designed to give greater oversight and control to individual schools and their communities, and are required by law. Each LSC consists of 11 elected members, a student rep if a high school, and the school principal.

  • All eleven elected members of the LSC serve a two-year term; the school principal has a permanent seat on the council
  • Principals are hired for a 4-year contract, at the end of which they are either rehired or replaced by the LSC
  • Members of the school faculty and staff elect the teacher and non-teaching staff member reps
  • The high school student rep is appointed by the Board following a preference poll of the student body
  • Community reps must reside in the school attendance area, but not have a child at the school 


Senn Local School Council Meeting Schedule (2018-2019)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 6:15PM - Ramis Theatre

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 6:15PM - Room 115

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6:15PM - Room 115

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:15PM - Room 115

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 6:15PM - Room 115

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 6:15PM - Room 115

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:16PM - Room 115

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 6:15PM - Room 115

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 6:15PM - Room 115

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 6:15PM - Room 115

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 6:15PM - Room 115


Local School Council Members

Aysha Ahmad, Student

Mary P. Beck, Principal

Toyleane Bolton, Parent

Andrea "Gina" Eshu, Parent

David, Gregg, Teacher

Mansi Kathuria, Community

Kevin Kaufman, Parent

Vassiliki (Kiki) Kouchoukos, Parent

Joe Lev, Teacher

Kimberly McMorris, Parent

Candace Moore, Community

Mark Lupescu, Parent

Terrell Walsh, Non-Teacher Staff


Meeting Meetings:

See attached files below by meeting dates.