About the LSC

What does the LSC do?

The LSC is the policy-making body for the school. The LSC's main responsibilities are to:

  • Help develop, approve, and monitor the school improvement plan
  • Help develop, approve, and monitor the school's budget
  • Evaluate the principal
  • Hire the principal

 

What is the Role of the LSC?

  • Annually evaluate the performance of the contract principal
  • Decide whether to renew the principal's four-year contract or to hire a different principal at the end of the contract term
  • Approve or ask for amendments to the expenditure plan prepared by the principal
  • Approve or ask for amendments to the Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP)
  • Make recommendations to the principal on textbook selection and curriculum, as long as those recommendations are consistent with the curriculum objectives of the Board and the State
  • Report publicly twice a year on the progress and problems with implementing the Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP)
  • Adopt a school uniform or dress code policy in accordance with
  • Board rules and policies
  • Grant the use of assembly halls and classrooms, when not otherwise needed, for public lectures, concerts and other educaitonal social activities, in compliance with Board rules
  • Approve, in accordance with Board policy, receipts and expenditures for all internal accounts of the school and approve all fundraising activities by non-school organizations that use the building.

 

What is the Composition of the LSC?

  • (1) The Principal
  • (6) Parent Representatives
  • (2) Community Representatives
  • (2) Teacher Representatives
  • (1) Educational Support Representative

 

Who can attend LSC meetings?

Everyone can attend an LSC meeting. LSCs are subject to the Open Meetings Act. This means that the public has a right to know about all LSC meetings, that meetings are open to the public (exceptions are allowed in limited cases), and that all votes must be taken in public.

 

How can I become an LSC member?

If you are a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the school or if you are a member of the community living within the school attendance boundaries, you are not a parent or guardian of a child attending school at Stone, and you are not a Board of Education member, you are eligible to become a candidate for your school's LSC. LSC elections are held on the Spring report Card Pick-Up Day in even years. Ask the administration for a detailed schedule of LSC election dates and requirements. The next elections for the LSC will be held in Spring of 2018.

 

When does the LSC meet?

LSCs set their own schedule of meetings which must be posted in the school. Most LSCs meet once a month. The schedule of meetings for the Stone Scholastic Academy Local School Council for the 2016-2017 school year can be found by clicking here.