Local School Counsil


The Illinois legislature has given Local School Council’s the primary responsibility for school governance and improvement under the School Reform Act. The powers and duties of the LSC are described in the CPS LSC handbook called “Chicago Public Schools Office of Local School Council Relations: A Quick Resource Guide for Local School Councils”. The powers and duties, as summarized from this Quick Resource Guide including the following:

          -Principal Performance Evaluation, Retention and Selection

          -Continuous Improvement Work Plan (“CIWP”)

          -Budget and Internal Accounts

          -Curriculum and Textbooks

          -Advising the Principal

          -Dress Code

          -Public Use of School Building

          -Parent Involvement

          -Students With Disabilities and the Least Restrictive Environment

          -Open Meetings


Joseph E. Gary Elementary School LSCC Committee



Alma Palacio– President

Maria Rivas– Vice President

Claudia Aguilera-Parent

Nora Hurtado-Parent

Patricia Espino-Parent


Rita Betancourt-Community

Alicia Cantero-Community


Melissa Cisneros – (Teacher Representative)

Mario A. Cote - (Teacher Representative)

Blanca Gonzalez – (ESP)

AlbertoJuárez - (Principal)






Scheduled Meetings:


October 8, 2019

November 12, 2019

December 10, 2019

January 14, 2020

February 11, 2020

March 10, 2020

April 14, 2020

May 12, 2020

June 2, 2020


all meetings will be held at 8 am in the school cafeteria