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Welcome to the 2018-2020 Ray LSC

Welcome to the Ray Elementary School Local School Council blog! On this site you will find information related to governance of our school including on this page the names and email contacts for current LSC members and our meeting calendar. Other pages have approved minutes from past meetings. We will post other information as appropriate.


What is the LSC for?

The primary responsibilities of LSCs include 1) approving how funds and resources are allocated, 2) developing and monitoring the annual school improvement plan, the Continuous Improvement Work Plan, and 3) evaluating the principal.

Learn more at the Chicago Public Schools  Web site.

Who is on the LSC?

The LSC is an elected group, made up of 6 parents, 2 teachers, 1 non-teaching staff representative, 2 representatives from the Hyde Park community where the school is located, and the principal. The LSC members serve two-year terms; the current term runs from July 2018 to June 2020. Ray School’s current LSC member are:


Staff & Teachers:

  • Eleni Lemberis, etlemberis@cps.edu
  • Sonia Vergara, svergara@cps.edu
  • Anita Walker, aywalker@cps.edu


  • Andy Carter, acarter@roosevelt.edu
  • Fran Grossman, frangrossman1@aol.com


  • Megan Thole, mmthole@cps.edu

When are the meetings?

Our meetings are open to all Ray School families, staff, and neighbors–please come, we’d love to have you! Public comment is always on the agenda and is an important part of each meeting.

Regular meetings will take place on the second Thursday of each month, with alternating times, either 6:00pm in the Cafeteria or 7:45 am in the Parent Resource Room.  The scheduled meetings for this school year are:

August 9, 2018 at 7:45am in the Parent Resource Room. **Cancelled.**

September 13, 2018 at 6:00pm in the Ray Cafeteria

October 11, 2018 at 7:45am in the Parent Resource Room

November 8, 2018 at 6:00pm in the Ray Cafeteria

December 13, 2018 at 7:45am in the Parent Resource Room

January 10, 2019 at 6:00pm in the Ray Cafeteria

February 14, 2019 at 7:45am in the Parent Resource Room

March 14, 2019 at 6:00pm in the Ray Cafeteria

April 21, 2019 at 7:45am in the Parent Resource Room

May 9, 2019 at 6:00pm in the Ray Cafeteria

June 13, 2019 at 7:45am in the Parent Resource Room

Official agendas for each meeting will be posted outside the office and/or on the front door of the school at 5631 S. Kimbark Ave at least 48 hours prior to each meeting.  Generally, meetings are held at Ray School, in the cafeteria or the library.  Please check the posted meeting agenda for location (occasionally we are required to meet at a site other than Ray School).

Committees & By-Laws

You can download the Ray LSC By-laws (updated in December 2013) HERE.