Openings on 12 of Austin’s 17 Local School Councils remain after last month’s elections.

Official results from the elections, held April 17 and 18 at each school, aren’t expected until next month.

It’s not too late for local residents or parents of CPS students to be appointed to the vacancies, says CPS spokesman Patrick Mullane.

LSCs with vacant community and/or parents seats can be filled by current council members making appointments, Mullane said in an email statement.

The current LSC members will serve until June 30, when their terms end; those who won last month’s election will take office in July.

Jennie Biggs, communications director for the education advocacy group Raise Your Hand, said it’s important to have the remaining seats filled because Local School Councils are the only democracy available in CPS.

“LSCs empower parents, community members, educators and, at the high school level, students by bringing their voice to the table,” Biggs said.

State Rep. La Shawn Ford also stressed the importance of Local School Councils in a previous AustinTalks story, saying they play a major role in shaping the future of schools and communities.

Information about vacant seats can be found on the CPS Local School Elections website.

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Local School Councils

Openings on 12 of Austin's 17 Local School Councils remain after last month's elections.

Official results from the elections, held April 17 and 18 at each school, aren't expected until next month.

It's not too late for local residents or parents of CPS students to be appointed to the vacancies, says CPS spokesman Patrick Mullane.

LSCs with vacant community and/or parents seats can be filled by current council members making appointments, Mullane said in an email statement.

The current LSC members will serve until June 30, when their terms end; those who won last month's election will take office in July.

Jennie Biggs, communications director for the education advocacy group Raise Your Hand, said it's important to have the remaining seats filled because Local School Councils are the only democracy available in CPS.

"LSCs empower parents, community members, educators and, at the high school level, students by bringing their voice to the table," Biggs said.

State Rep. La Shawn Ford also stressed the importance of Local School Councils in a previous AustinTalks story, saying they play a major role in shaping the future of schools and communities.

Information about vacant seats can be found on the CPS Local School Elections website.

Here are details about those school LSCs that still have vacancies and those that do not:

Milton Brunson Special Elementary

Parent candidates: 2 of 6 spots filled

Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled

Teacher: Stacy O. Osideko

Teacher: Susan L. Denison

Parent: Candy T. Gowdy

Parent: Sheneka N. Riley

Non-teaching Staff: Aaryn M. Finklea

Community: James Ruffin

Community: Jerome H. Cox

NOTE: Milton Brunson Special Elementary still needs to fill four parent seats.

George Leland Elementary

Parent candidates: 6 of 6 spots filled

Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled

Teacher: Susan Y. Lee-Warner

Teacher: Shontrece D. Dupree

Parent: Mary A. Alexander

Parent: Savannah S. Neely

Parent: Margaret Berry

Parent: Alvina Johnson

Parent: Marquita A. Cooper

Parent: Carl Barnes

Non-teaching Staff: Mary L. Woods

Community: Mary Murphy

 

Michele Clark Magnet School

Parent candidates: 6 of 6 spots

Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled

Teacher: Gregory Dean

Teacher: Yolanda M. Tucker

Student: Michael A. Victory

Student: Milik H. Wright

Parent: Rena Jackson

Parent: Tammico Peterson

Parent: Mary A. Alexander

Parent: Lavette Alexander

Non-teaching Staff: Carmen A. Mahon

Community: Bernard M. Clay

Community: Cassandra D. Norman

Community: Sallie A Young

NOTE: This school has multiple candidates for parent and community seats. These are not the final results.

 

Oscar DePriest Elementary School

Parent candidates: 6 of 6 spots filled

Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled

Teacher: Tammie F. Vinson

Teacher: Vivian E. Billups

Teacher: Mark McDermott

Teacher: Brett J. Mauk

Teacher: Mary E. Holmes

Teacher: Jenna Kordelewski

Parent: Iesha Y. McReynolds

Parent: Johnny L. Matthews

Parent: Sharita L. McNeal

Parent: Debra Jones

Parent: Sayra Luna

Parent: Michelle Sanders

Parent: Valencia Green

Non-teaching Staff: Immanuel Jones

Community: Lynnetta Walker

Community: Diana Cottrell

Community: Gwendolyn E. Brown

Community: Leon Brown

Community: Maria Saldana

NOTE: This school has multiple candidates for parent and community seats. These are not the final results.

 

Frederic Douglas Academy High School

Parent candidates: 5 of 6 spots filled

Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled

Teacher: Gerald A. Roberson

Student: Ross D. Briana

Parent: Kesha D. Byrd

Parent: Karen Washington

Parent: Kenneth L. James

Parent: Sharonda D. Lee

Parent: Latasha Jones

Non-teaching Staff: Sherry Jordan

Community: Catherine Jones

Community: Mattie J. Scott

NOTE: This school still needs one parent spot and one teacher spot filled.

 

Edward K. Duke Ellington

Parent candidates: 6 of 6 spots filled

Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled

Teacher: Bernadette A. Moore

Teacher: Warren L. Hearn

Teacher: Valerie Brown

Parent: Angel A. Williams

Parent: Velda J. Brunner

Parent: Keith Mack

Parent: Eboni M. Edwards

Parent: Nellie Stokes

Parent: Geequilla Johnson-Goodwin

Non-teaching Staff: Terrayne K. Ellis

Community: Carl A. King

Community: Mildred Swafford

 

John Hay Community Academy

Parent candidates: 4 of 6 spot filled

Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled

Teacher: Cynthia A. Moore

Teacher: Melinda C. Stapleton

Parent: Kleybeen C. Romero

Parent: Derrick J. Sparks

Parent: Corina M. Taylor

Parent: Evelia Garcia

Non-teaching Staff: Veada R. Sercye

Community: Mildred Brackett

Community: Arthur L. Archibald

NOTE: This school still needs two parent spots filled.

 

Joseph Lovett Elementary School

Parent candidates: 6 of 6 spots filled

Community candidates: 3 of 2 spots filled

Teacher: Sharon D. Crowder

Teacher: Thomas E. Harris

Parent: Salina Tillman

Parent: Barbara Ford

Parent: Hellen D. Breeze

Parent: Robert Breeze

Parent: Shardae R. Lovelady

Parent: Frank J. Ware

Non-teaching Staff: Benita S. Dorsey

Community: Willie M. Thurmond

Community: Ella Wilder

Community: Eva Curtis

NOTE: This school has multiple candidates for parent and community seats. These are not the final results.

 

Ronald E. McNair Elementary School

Parent candidates: 4 of 6 spots filled

Community candidates: 0 of 2 spots filled

Teacher: Terina Woolridge

Teacher: Teirra Scott

Principal: Benetrice Whitfield

Parent: Latrina Estes

Parent: Lameka Taylor

Parent: Mary McFadden

Parent: Tekesha Matthews

Non-teaching Staff: Phelecia E. Slaughter

NOTE: This school still needs two parents spots and two community spots filled.

 

Henry H. Nash Elementary School

Parent candidates: 5 of 6 spots filled

Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled

Teacher: Sylvelia I. Pittman

Teacher: Connie M. Kelly

Parent: Steven Pittman

Parent: Angela N. Rankins

Parent: Kenyetta Barfiled

Parent: Myree B. Tate

Parent: Donicia S. Young

Non-teaching Staff: Judith L. Dillon

Community: Trella Hodges

Community: Gloria Moore

NOTE: This school still needs one parent spot filled.

 

Harriet Sayre Elementary Language Academy

Parent candidates: 5 of 6 spots filled

Community candidates: 4 of 2 spots filled

Teacher: Lisa G. Ingravallo

Teacher: Lori R. Pelc

Parent: Kristen A. Luttery

Parent: Mathew J. Quilty

Parent: Nicole C. Montella

Parent: Aimee M. Dinschel

Parent: Benjamin Menjivar

Non-teaching Staff: Alexandria L. Mack

Community: Patrick D. Canevello

Community: Anne J. Cothran

Community: Jessica K. Nixon

Community: Jana T. Crane

Note: This school still needs one parent spot filled. This school has multiple candidates for community seats. These are not the final results.

 

Spencer Elementary School

Parent candidates: 6 of 6 spots filled

Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled

Teacher: Arregina L. McCullum

Teacher: Jeffery B. Blackwell

Parent: April Pittman

Parent: LaPorsha M. Lipscomb

Parent: Sheree Hych

Parent: Unique Hill

Parent: Dionte Rutues

Parent: James E. Avery

Non-teaching Staff: Cynthia M. Peterson

Community: Martin L. William

Community: Venus Finley

 

Austin College and Career Academy High School

Parent candidates: 3 of 6 spots filled

Community candidates: 3 of 2 spots filled

Teacher: Alyson H. Stout

Teacher: Jeffrey M. Sevener

Student: Kasmire Moore

Parent: Victoria Nnabuihe

Parent: Ruth Price

Parent: Venus Finley

Non-teaching Staff: Daniel Staley

Community: Lucia DeLeon-Scott

Community: Joe Baker

Community: Tiffany Hope

NOTE: This school still needs three parent spots filled. This school has multiple candidates for community seats. These are not the final results.

 

Ella Flagg Young Elementary School

Parent candidates: 7 of 6 spots filled

Community candidates: 3 of 2 spots filled

Teacher: Geraldine Catto

Teacher: Tahirah Liberty

Parent: Mattie J. Scott

Parent: Marvin L. Sykes

Parent: Lynette Boyd-Peoples

Parent: Katina Boyd

Parent: Lavita D. Redmond

Parent: Melinda G. Banks

Parent: Shawnta Grace

Non-teaching Staff: Lorraine Lockhart

Community: Earlean Green

Community: Latisha R. Lee

Community: George T. Heard

NOTE: This school has multiple candidates for parent and community seats. These are not the final results.

 

George Rogers Clark Elementary School

Parent candidates: 6 of 6 spots filled

Community candidates: 1 of 2 spots filled

Teacher: Heather A. Van Lear

Teacher: Marisol Rivas

Parent: Dominique D. Woods

Parent: Tanya S. Ward

Parent: Latonya B. Carter

Parent: Nathan P. Tubbs

Parent: Marlene Y. Vick

Parent: Maria E. Martinez

Non-teaching Staff: Menzo B. Murphy

Community: Patricia A. Quinn

NOTE: This school still needs one community spot filled.

 

Howe Elementary School of Excellence

Parent candidates: 6 of 6 spots filled

Community candidates: 3 of 2 spots filled

Teacher: Marcus T. Armstrong

Teacher: Alonzo D. Myers

Parent: Dinishia Matthews

Parent: Charday Nelson

Parent: Ciara Taylor

Parent: Jessica Johnson

Parent: Blanch Hill

Parent: Connie Cardine

Non-teaching Staff: Kevin Wallace

Non-teaching Staff: Erinn E. McKune

Non-teaching Staff: Karlton D. Henderson

Community: Beverly Griffin

Community: Evelene Gordon

NOTE: This school has multiple candidates for community seats. These are not the final results.

 

Leslie Lewis Elementary School

Parent candidates: 3 of 6 spots filled

Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled

Teacher: Katherine Bast

Teacher: Natosha Woods

Teacher: Rebecca Rubin

Parent: Christine Edwards

Parent: Ovella G. Henderson

Parent: Sonia Simmons

Non-teaching Staff: Johnnell Pierce-Bankhead

Community: Janice M. Holmes

Community: Wanda Hopkins

NOTE: This school still needs three parent spots filled.

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