There are a number of instructional learning sessions provided for local school council members to enhance their knowledge of how LSCs operate and their role as an LSC member.

All LSC members must complete 9 training modules within six months of taking office. The Board will be in charge of this training, and if an LSC member fails to complete the program within the six-month period allowed, the Board will declare his/her seat vacant following a hearing. For removed parent and community members, the LSC will then appoint a qualified person who meets the eligibility requirements to fill the unexpired term. For removed school staff members, the Board will appoint a qualified person who meets the eligibility requirements to fill the unexpired term following a non-binding staff poll.

There are nine (9) mandatory lessons that LSC members have to take. The nine mandatory lessons are:
  1. Roles and Responsibilities of LSCs
  2. Meetings
  3. Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP)
  4. Budget
  5. Principal Evaluation and Retention
  6. Principal Selection
  7. Internal Accounts and Fundraising
  8. Code of Ethics
  9. Duties and Responsibilities of LSC Officers

LSC Training Schedules
LSC training sessions take place throughout the District. Registration is required. You can RSVP by calling (773) 553-1400. Space is limited. Online training is also available by visiting: cpslsctrainingportal.com.

Upcoming training calendars are attached below. 

*Members elected, appointed or voted in by the LSC to fill vacancies have six (6) months from the day they joined their council(s) to fulfill their mandatory trainings.

In addition to trainings held by the District, the Office of Local School Council Relations has certified individuals to conduct LSC training in their communities. Please call our office to receive a full list of certified partners.