Haga clic aquí, para leer en español.
We believe that principals matter. They attract, hire and keep the best teachers and staff in the city; they determine their schools’ climate and culture; and they develop and implement budgets that meet student needs.
Principals in district public schools wouldn’t be able to do their important work without the support of their Local School Councils. In over 450 schools, LSCs play a crucial role in determining the leadership of their schools, first and foremost by hiring great principals. They help principals set ambitious goals for their schools, and then hold school leaders accountable to ensure that community perspectives and priorities are represented.
When principals and LSCs work together, students succeed. That’s why The Fund is working with Chicago Public Schools’ Office of LSC Relations and LSCs to better understand their strengths and needs, and create resources for the city’s more than 4,000 LSC members.
LSC Workshop Series
This year, The Fund is excited to host a workshop series for Local School Council members. These monthly workshops are designed to help council members get the most out of working with their school community. They provide space for members to network, brainstorm, and learn from one another while developing key skills that help them during their time on the council. The workshop series will culminate in developing a toolkit to assist with principal evaluation.
Our next LSC workshop is Tuesday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. and will focus on hiring a new principal. Stay tuned for more information.
Are you an LSC member? Join your colleagues from across the city to advise on tools for principal hiring and evaluation.
Curious about the work LSCs do? Learn more about the important — and challenging — responsibilities of the city’s LSCs.