Local School Council (LSC)

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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

Local School Councils consist of the following members:

  • School's principal
  • 6 parents
  • 2 community members
  • 2 teachers
  • 1 non-teacher staff
  • Student representative

John Hancock College Prep's LSC meets the first Thursday of the month at 5:30PM in the Library.



JHCP's Current LSC Membership for SY21:


Vanessa Puentes Principal
Maria G. Moreno Parent Representative/Chairperson
Janine Brzezicki Parent Representative/Vice Chairperson
Helen Pazmino Parent Representative
Judith Quintanilla Parent Representative
Katie Garcia Parent Representative/FOIA/OMA Officer
*** Vacant *** Parent Representative
Maria Sanchez Community Representative
*** Vacant *** Community Representative
George Schmidt Teacher Representative/Secretary
Froylan Jimenez Teacher Representative
Alex Roman Martinez Non-Teacher Staff Representative
Andrea Castillo Student Representative
Interested in joining our LSC as either a parent representative or community representative?
We have two vacancies on our LSC. Please email Yolanda Mendez at ymendez@cps.edu for additional information on submitting completed applications.
*For your reference, the English and Spanish applications are posted on our website, however please visit the CPS website to access the application in multiple languages


LSC Minutes and Agendas


Below are PDF versions of both LSC Agenda and Minutes for the 2019-2020 school year. 

How can I participate more with Local School Councils?
Chicago Public Schools also a Local School Council Advisory Board, where parents can learn more about district level opportunities as well as bring back information from the larger community. Below are flyers and agendas about upcoming events hosted by the LSCAB.