Local School Council (LSC)


 Member Vacancies — apply now!

The Inter-American Magnet School’s Local School Council (LSC) is seeking a parent representative and a community representative. The LSC is a site-based management team composed of teachers, parents and community members. Some of the responsibilities of the members include:

  • oversight of the school’s budget and the school improvement plan
  • monthly meetings
  • principal selection, evaluation, and retention.

Participation on the LSC requires 18 hours of CPS training and is a two-year commitment (until the end of the school year). The current members of the LSC will appoint a new parent representative from the pool of applicants. If you are interested please complete the application and statement forms and submit to Myriam Ramirez in the main office . Applicants are invited to introduce themselves at the LSC meeting; the new member will be appointed before the meeting is adjourned. Application forms are also available at the main office or call 773-534-5490 to request that one be sent home with your child.

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The Inter-American Magnet School Local School Council (LSC) consists of six parents/guardians, two teachers, one non-teaching staff member, two community members, and the school principal. Parents/guardians, faculty, and community members elect LSC members every two years.

The LSC holds monthly public meetings (see here and the monthly calendar for dates and times) in the school and approves the school budget, oversees principal evaluation, retention and hiring, and approves the school improvement plan (SIPAAA or CIWP).

The LSC is not responsible for day-to-day operations of the school. The LSC must adhere to the regulations required by the the Illinois Open Meetings Act, the Illinois Freedom of Information Act and must follow approved IAMS LSC Bylaws. Closed executive sessions are necessary in some cases, such as when the LSC or its committees are discussing confidential personnel information. All meeting times are 6pm in the school library, except where noted. Time and dates are all subject to change.

Regular meeting dates for 2016-17

Every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6pm in the library