Local School Council

What is an LSC?

The Local School Councils serve as the policy-making body of the school. LSCs have remained an important vehicle for participatory democracy, allowing not only educators but parents the opportunity to make important decisions about how their children will be educated. It’s through these decisions that parents are connected with; educators to better align family and community engagement goals to student achievement; community members to help leverage community resources for the school; and other parents to share best practices and success stories.


LSC membership is a reflection of engaged and empowered parent, community, student, and educational leaders. It is through LSCs that parents are given a unique opportunity to have a voice in the decision-making table and engage in student-driven dialogue with community members, educators, students, and other parents.

For more information, check out the CPS Local School Council Webpage

Current Elected Members

Liz Schultz                              

Emily Hogan                                    

Donna Bolger                   

Jenny Canavan

Rolando DeLuna

Julie Fehler-Render                   

Allan Firak                             

Al Grippe                                     

Kristen Campos

Jessica Anderson                       

Norm Phoenix                                    

Tim Riff                               


Teacher / Secretary            




Parent / Co-Chair             

Community Member   




Community Member                    


LSC Meeting Dates 2020-2021

SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 @ 6:00pm
     Meeting Minutes
OCTOBER 5, 2020 @ 6:00pm   
     Meeting Minutes
     Video Recording
OCTOBER 28, 2020 @ 6:00pm  
     Special Meeting Minutes
NOVEMBER 2, 2020 @ 6:00pm  
     Meeting Minutes
     Video Recording
DECEMBER 14, 2020 @ 6:00pm    
     Meeting Minutes
JANUARY 11, 2021 @ 6:00pm
     Meeting Minutes
FEBRUARY 1, 2021 @ 6:00pm   
     Meeting Minutes
MARCH 1, 2021 @ 6:00pm 
     Meeting Minutes
APRIL 7, 2021 @ 6:00pm  
     Meeting Minutes
MAY 17, 2021 @ 6:00pm  
     Meeting Minutes
JUNE 14, 2021 @ 6:00pm  
     Meeting Minutes

LSC Equity Committee


Equity in education seeks to provide appropriate resources and remove any barriers to achievement brought about due to personal circumstances so that all students can reach their full potential. To learn more about Equity in the Chicago Public School System,  check out the CPS' Equity Initiative as well as the extensive CPS Equity Framework document.


The OPS Equity Committee strives to support Oriole Park School's mission to create an equitable learning environment for all through assessment, evaluation, and dialogue. 


Our role is to make recommendations, suggestions and inquiries to the Local School Council (LSC) based on the following:

* Identify and share resources to proactively promote and equitable learning environment 

* Support proceedures that enable students, families, and staff to share experiences

* Analyze information, perform gap analysis, and request supplemental information from a variety of sources that relate to equity to inform our decision making

Current Committee Members

Al Grippe                       LSC Member / Chairperson

Liz Schultz                      LSC Member / Co-Chair

Julie Fehler-Render       LSC Member / Parent

Candace McGuffey       Teacher

Cara Howerter               Counselor

Karen Torres                   Parent

Ewa Mascarenhas          Parent

Jennifer Gillespie          Parent

Sarah Ohlsson               Parent

Equity Committee

Meeting Dates 2020-2021

Meetings are currently being help virtually. Please email 24 hours in advance for link.opsequitycommittee@gmail.com 
JULY 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Meeting Minutes
SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Cancelled - did not reach quorum
OCTOBER 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Meeting Minutes
October 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Meeting Minutes
November 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Meeting Minutes
December 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Meeting Minutes


Oriole Park School

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