What are Local School Councils (LSC) ?
The LSC's major responsibilities are to approve the school budget and annual strategic plan (called the school improvement plan), to evaluate the principal every year and to decide every four years if they want to renew the principal's contract or hire a new principal. This is the strongest site-based management system in the nation.
About Local School Councils
The Local School Councils serve as the governing body of the school. LSCs have remained an important vehicle for participatory democracy, allowing not only educators, but also parents, students and community members the opportunity to make important decisions about how children will be educated.
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 at the decision-making table and engage with community members, educators, students, and other parents, ensuring an equitable education for all students.
Eddie Guillen is a community organizer, entrepreneur and author. Born and raised in the Brighton Park neighborhood and now calls West Lawn home for nearly two decades. The Southwest side has been in his heart his entire life as well as his event production small business that has given back to thousands of families in the community. From organizing community cleanups, mutual aid efforts, sports programming, shoveling snow for senior program and many youth initiatives with several community based organizations. Eddie serves on multiple nonprofit boards, advisory councils, currently the Chief of Staff for the 22nd District State Representative Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar and has been married with his highschool sweetheart for over 12 years.
Our Annual Back 2 School Giveaway has helped more than 3000 + students and their families to prepare for another academic school year as they all received book bags with school supplies. We believe and invest in our children as they are the key to our future. By providing them with the tools they need to succeed in a classroom environment, we are doing our small part in empowering them to develop and grow into successful students. We can't wait to bring our 7th Annual Back 2 School Giveaway event in August 2022
Our Annual Operation Christmas werehas always been a community favorite as we collaborate with other small businesses, non-profit organizations and community leaders to be able to donate over 5,000+ brand new wrapped toys to the youth in our community. We couldn't have done it without the collaborations of other small businesses in the event industry to make this day possible. We look forward to make a impact every year as we impact Hurley Elementary in West Lawn and Davis Elementary in Brighton Park.