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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.
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.