The Local School Council was created by the Chicago School Reform Act of 1988. Local School Councils are in all Chicago Schools. The Local School Council consists of 6 parents, 2 community members, 2 teachers, 1 staff member, and the principal of the school. In high schools there is also a student representative on the council. Members are elected to their positions and serve a 2 year term. The exception to this is the high school student representative serving a 1 year term. Once elected the members are required to complete a mandatory training program.

The primary responsibility of the Local School Council is to select the school’s principal, renew the principal’s four year contract, approve the school’s budget for the school year and approve the CIWP (Continuous Improvement Working Plan).

Farnsworth LSC Members


Julie Walsh


Alma Nikezic


Lindsey Carr

Parent Members

Lindsey Carr

Michelle Cicirello

Ashley Garrity

Alma Nikezic

Monica Onyszko

Community Members

Cesar Pina


School Members

Rose Ann Loch

Grace Tolczyk

Kaylin Ulmer

2024 - 2025 Meeting Schedule

 All meetings are in person at Farnsworth

September 11

4:00 pm

October 9

4:00 pm

November 13

4:00 pm

December 11

4:00 pm

February 12

4:00 pm

March 12

4:00 pm

April 9

4:00 pm

May 14

4:00 pm

Find 2023-2024 meeting minutes in the archive here