Wednesday, May 2, 2012

LSC Election results

The results are available for the Chicago LSC Elections.
To find your school via a map, go to -->

Some results were horrendous.

Dixon had at most 12 parents voting. I'm not sure how big it is, but doing the math of 2 classrooms times 1st - 6th grade = 12. So it seems like ONLY 1 parent per classroom bothered voting, even though the election was on Report Card Pick Day (with teacher conferences).

Gillispie only had 2 parents to run (for up to 6 open slots), with 15 voting

Pirie several parents running, and but only one received 16 votes; a community member garnered 14 votes.

Neil had 24 voting.

Mcdade, despite being a Classical school (and one of the top 2% in the state) only had up to 48 vote. (This is a school I would expectr to have high parent involvement, as well as interest of neighbors).

Ruggles had at least 73 parents & community members voting

Burnside had at least 86
Harlan High had 37, including it looks like former State Rep. candidate Sandra Worthem.

Hirsch High had 27.

Deneen, being now a charter school, did not have any elections listed.

The database can be found at

A supplementary election is planned later this year. 
Disclaimer: The Sixth Ward blog writer, JP Paulus, ran for Burnside's LSC, and won as a parent representative.

1 comment:

  1. First, thanks to all the residents who ran. Congratulations JP and also to our readers and contributors Ms. Branch and Mr. Cole.


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