LINCOLN SQUARE — Even after CPS extended the filing deadline for local school council candidates, a new map posted by the school district shows that scores of schools are still short of parent and community applicants.
For those considering running, here's the list of area schools still in need of people interested in serving, with open slots provided by CPS as of March 4:
Albany Park Elementary, 4929 N. Sawyer Ave.: Three parents needed.
Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen. Ave.: Four parents needed.
Audubon Elementary, 3500 N. Hoyne Ave.: One community member needed.
Bell Elementary, 3730 N. Oakley Ave.: One parent needed.
Budlong Elementary, 2701 W. Foster Ave.: Three parents, one community member needed.
Cleveland Elementary, 3121 W. Byron St.: One parent needed.
Coonley Elementary, 4046 N. Leavitt St.: Six parents, one community member needed.
DeVry High School, 3300 N. Campbell St.: Six parents, two community members needed.
Disney II Magnet, 3815 N. Kedvale Ave.: One community member needed.
Edison Regional Gifted Center, 4929 N. Sawyer Ave.: Six parents, two community members needed.
Haugen Elementary, 4540 N. Hamlin Ave.: Four parents needed.
Hibbard Elementary, 3244 W. Ainslie Ave.: One parent needed.
Jahn Elementary, 3149 N. Wolcott Ave.: Six parents, two community members needed.
Marshall Middle School, 3900 N. Lawndale Ave.: Four parents, two community members needed.
North River Elementary, 4416 N. Troy Ave.: Two parents needed.
Northside College Prep High School, 5501 N. Kedzie Ave.: Six parents, two community members needed.
Palmer Elementary, 5051 N. Kenneth Ave.: Two parents, two community members needed.
Patrick Henry Elementary, 4250 N. St. Louis Ave.: Three parents needed.
Peterson Elementary, 5510 N. Christiana Ave.: One community member needed.
Roosevelt High School, 3436 W. Wilson Ave.: Three parents needed.
Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee Ave.: Six parents, two community members needed.
Waters Elementary, 4540 N. Campbell Ave.: One parent, one community member needed.
Parents and community members who are interested in running for their council must file the appropriate paperwork at their respective school by 3 p.m. March 14 — candidates cannot file via email or fax.
Interested individuals need to provide two pieces of identification and fill out three forms: a candidate nomination form (essentially name and address), a criminal conviction form and a telephone number disclosure form.
Local school council members serve two-year, unpaid terms beginning July 1. Parent reps, which includes legal guardians, are required to have a child currently enrolled at the school. Community reps must reside within the school's attendance boundaries. Relatives of the principal and employees of the school board are ineligible to run.
Members' major responsibilities include approving the use of school funds, hiring and evaluating the school's principal, and developing and monitoring the annual school improvement plan.
Voting will take place 6 a.m.-7 p.m. April 7 for elementary schools, and 6 a.m.-7 p.m. April 8 for high schools.