Local School Council (LSC)

The Local School Councils serve as the policy-making body of the school. LSCs have remained an important vehicle for participatory democracy, allowing not only educators but parents the opportunity to make important decisions about how their children will be educated. It’s through these decisions that parents are connected with; educators to better align family and community engagement goals to student achievement; community members to help leverage community resources for the school; and other parents to share best practices and success stories.

LSC membership is a reflection of engaged and empowered parent, community, student, and educational leaders. It is through LSCs that parents are given a unique opportunity to have a voice in the decision-making table and engage in student-driven dialogue with community members, educators, students, and other parents.

Chicago Public Schools have Local School Councils (LSC) which are responsible for three main duties:

  1. Approving how school funds and resources are allocated
  2. Developing and monitoring the annual School Improvement Plan
  3. Evaluating and selecting the school’s principal

Traditional Local School Councils consist of the following members:

  • 6 parents
  • 2 community members
  • 2 teachers
  • 1 non-teacher staff
  • school’s principal
  • student representative (high school LSCs only)

2021 Principal Forum

Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday, Aug 4th 6:30 Special LSC meeting for symbol forum. Please email LaneTechSymbol@gmail.com for inquiries.
  • Monday, Aug 10th 6:30 Special LSC meeting for SRO forum. Please email LaneTechSRO@gmail.com for inquiries.
  • September 17, 2020
  • October 15, 2020
  • November 19, 2020
  • December 17, 2020
  • January 21, 2021
  • February 18, 2021
  • March 18, 2021
  • April 15, 2021
  • May 13, 2021
  • May 18, 2021
  • June 3, 2021

​Meetings are held in room 113 or virtually
Time – 6:30 p.m.

*Please note, date and room are subject to change.


Meeting Minutes

Current LSC Representatives

Parent Representatives

  • Emily Haite – Chairperson
  • Anne Lokken-  FOIA/OMA
  • Benjamin Wong
  • ​Patricia O’Keefe
  • Laura Symons – Vice Chairperson
  • Catherine Ashlaw-Doherty

Community Representatives

  • Maureen George
  • Ana Borja-Scales – Secretary

Teacher Representatives

  • Dan Law
  • Katharine Gomez

Staff Representative

  • ​​Dannixa Velez

Student Representative

  • Eric Garcia

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us at lanetechlsc@gmail.com​