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Chair: Joy Clendenning. The Schools Commitee meets monthly. Next TBA- contact Joy for details including about participating in the committee.
The HPK CAC(Community Action Council for schools) meets 4th week xday, 6 pm at Kenwod Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone. TBA.

The Schools Committee of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference had a long and illustrious history and citywide reputation and continues to promote quality schools with community and parental participation- "every school a source of pride". Read ABOUT THE HPKCC SCHOOLS COMMMITTEE and give us a try!. THE SCHOOLS COMMITTEE MEETING OF FEB. 25 HAS BEEN POSTPONED due to other community meetings. A new date and location will be posted.

The Schools Committee serves Ariel, Carnegie, Bret Harte, Kozminski, Murray, Ray, Reavis, Robinson, and Shoesmith elementary schools, and Hyde Park, Kenwood Academy, and King High Schools. 

Visit in Hyde Park Records our EDUCATION/SCHOOLS COMMITTEE IN-DEPTH HOMEPAGE, from which you can navigate to our rich resource, information and directory pages, and visit SCHOOLS, which includes our large Youth Programs Database of enrichment programs in the Neighborhood.

Some current concerns and activities- . We support and interact with the principals and local school councils including with coffees and recognition dinners, have helped fund special projects in schools, prepared a list of afterschool programs available for youth and families, and provided small funding for projects.

We like to promote our schools' activities.
One of the recipients of a HPKCC 2016 supplemental grant was Ray for its fitnes equipmnet wakathon. Ray subsequently was one of a handful of schools to win the Michelle Obama Fitness Awards!

 

DEADLINE FOR FILING FOR APRIL 2016 LSC ELECTIONS/POSITIONS IS FAST APPROACHING

Local School Council Elections are upon us and you should consider running! The deadline for applying is March 4, 2016 by 3:00 p.m. at the school where you wish to run.

For more information: http://cps.edu/Pages/LSCElections.aspx

Being part of an LSC (as an elected parent representative or an elected community representative) provides a meaningful way to make positive improvements at our schools. The LSC is tasked with approving the school budget, drafting the school improvement plan yearly, and doing principal evaluation/selection, among other things.

LSC elections happen every two years. Elections are April 13, 2016 for elementary schools and April 14, 2016 for high schools. They coincide with Parent-Teacher Conference Day.

You can pick up a candidate's packet at any school or find materials on the CPS Local School Council Relations website http://cps.edu/Pages/LSCElections.aspx

 
Programs of the Conference
 
 

Additional Links

HPKCC 2015 Resolution of support for the Coalition proposal for a reopened Dyett neighborhood school.HPKCC 2014 Resolution onDyett school closing.
HPKCC 2013 Resolution on school closings.

 


Statement on Canter closing

 

Click for more info on closings.

 

Table of Public Schools with Address/Phone, LSC calendar, Uniform policy, Principal, and LSC or Alternative Contact Person