Kill Two Birds With One Election Day: Vote in the Primary, Put Your Name on LSC Ballot

By Patty Wetli | Monday, March 19, 2012

When you’re out voting in tomorrow’s primary election–you know, the election we keep talking about despite every indication of complete and utter apathy–it’s not too late to get your name on the ballot. No, not for Water Reclamation commissioner, whatever that is, but for Local School Council.

CPS extended the candidate filing deadline through March 23; scores of parents and community members are still needed to fill LSC openings at neighborhood elementary and high schools. Considering how many schools double as polling places on election day, it wouldn’t take a whole lot of effort to walk from the voting booth to the main office and throw your hat in the ring. It’s as simple as filling out the necessary nomination forms, found here.

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  • CapSister

    Are any North Center schools REALLY looking for candidates?  My impression was that the “shortage of candidates” were in other parts of the city; I know of lots of people putting their “hat in the ring” for Coonley and Audubon (and I doubt Bell is having problems getting people, though I don’t know anyone who’s doing that).  It would be nice to know whether there are any “vacancies” at our neighborhood schools — the fear of running “against” someone else is what’s keeping me from putting my hat in the ring, but if I knew that there were not enough candidates, I’d run.  I just have no interest in campaigning.  

    • CapSister

       Yes, thanks – I just saw the CPS link today, too – that’s really helpful!  My child’s school is filled, but I may be able to run as a community member for our neighborhood school (which is not my child’s school).  Hmmmm….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1397469659 Jessica Bouboulis

    Thanks, Center Square Journal!  If you want to know what the ballot looks like so far at your neighborhood school, call the school office!  Ask them how many people have submitted paperwork to run for the parent and community slots at the school. 

  • Diane Ben-Avraham

    http://www.cps.edu/lscmap shows how many candidates have filed to run.

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