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About the LSC

What does the LSC do?1

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 educational 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
  • (1) Student Representative
  • (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 but 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 typically 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. Due to coronavirus delays, the next elections for the LSC will be held in spring of 2024.


When does the LSC meet?

Stone's LSC voted at our organizational meeting in July 2023 to set our monthly regular meetings. They are held at 6:30 pm at the school on Monday evenings usually on the third Monday of the month unless there is a holiday or some other conflict. The complete schedule of regular meetings for 2023-2024 can be found by clicking here.