33rd Ward Working Families

Standing for the interests of our ward's working people

Local School Council Voter Guide

What is a Local School Council?

  • LSCs are a form of local democracy at our public schools.
  • LSCs are made up of teachers, staff, parents, students, principals and community members.
  • They make important decisions about school quality and funding.

Why should I vote?

LSCs are an important form of local democracy! In Chicago we do not yet have an elected school board and this is a chance for you to have a say in the council that makes decisions on about schools in your neighborhood.

How do I know which candidates will represent my interests?

33rd Ward Working Families-endorsed candidates are running together on a common education justice slate. A vote for a Working Families candidate is a vote for an advocate of: fully funded public schools, an elected school board, an end to charter expansion, and support for immigrant and refugee students. View the list of endorsed candidates here.

Where do I vote?

You can vote for LSC members at all schools within your attendance boundary. Find the schools in your attendance boundary here: http://cps.edu/ScriptLibrary/Map-SchoolLocator2015/index.html

What do I need to bring with me?

Two forms of identification with your current address:

  • Drivers license
  • State ID
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Recent Utility Bill
  • MediPlan/Medicaid Card
  • IDPA Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Matrícula Consular
  • Student ID
  • Public Library Card
  • Current Lease
  • Current Utility Bill
  • Credit or Debit Card
  • Employment ID
  • Court Documents

Proof of citizenship is not required.

When does voting take place?

Voting takes place on report card pick up day.

Elementary schools: Wednesday 4/13 -- 6 am – 7 pm

High schools: Thursday, April 14th -- 6 am – 7 pm

Middle schools: Wednesday April 13th -- 6am – 7pm

Can I vote at more than one school?

Yes! You can vote at all the schools within your attendance boundary. This means you will vote on more than one day, because you will vote on Wednesday, 4/13 for your elementary school and Thursday, 4/14 for your high school.

Who can I vote for?  

On the ballot, there will be representatives for:

  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Community Representatives
  • Students

You will be able to vote only for the category that represents you. So, for example:

If you are a parent, you will be able to vote for up to 6 Parent Representatives.

If you are a community member, you will be able to vote for up to 2 Community Representatives.  

If you are a teacher, you will be able to vote for up to 2 Teacher Representatives.

If you are a non-teaching staff member, you will be able to vote for 1 non-teacher Staff Representative.

If you are a student at a high school, you will be able to vote for 1 Student Representative