Local School Council 2018 / 2019

Welcome to the 2018-2020 Murray Language Academy LSC

Welcome to the Murray Language Academy (MLA) Local School Council (LSC) page! On this page you will find information related to the governance of our school.  This page contains the names and contact information for the current LSC members and the LSC meeting calendar. Other pages contain our LSC By-Laws, current Continuous Improvement Work Plan, and approved meeting minutes from past LSC meetings. We will post other information as appropriate.

What is the purpose of the LSC?

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 (CIWP), and (3) evaluating the principal.

Learn more about LSCs and how they function at the Chicago Public Schools go to: https://cps.edu/Pages/Localschoolcouncils.aspx 

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, and the principal. The LSC members serve two-year terms; the current term runs from July 2018 to June 2020. MLA’s current LSC member are:


  • • Amanda   Gage-Willis, GAGEWILLISAMANDA@yahoo.com
  • • Vacant Position #1
  • • Vacant Position #2

Teachers & Staff:



When are the meetings?

Our meetings are open to all MLA’s families, staff, and neighbors.  We would love to have you attend! Public comment is always on the agenda and is an important part of each meeting.

Regular meetings will be held in the Library at 6:00 pm.  The remaining scheduled meetings for this school year are:  

  • October 23rd

  • November 10th (This meeting on a Saturday and will start at 9:00 am)
    Note: The November meeting is when the principal presents the State of the School Address.

  • December 18th

  • January 15th

  • February 19th

  • March 19th

  • April 23rd

  • May 21st. 

Official agendas for each meeting will be posted inside the school on the LSC bulletin board and/or on the front door of the school at 5335 S. Kenwood at least 48 hours prior to each meeting.  Generally, meetings are held at MLA, in the library.  Please check the posted meeting agenda for location.

If you cannot attend an LSC meeting but have a question and/or topic you would like answered or addressed please forward your question/topic 72 hours prior to each meeting. (We will create an LSC email for the public.) Appropriate topics will be added to the agenda as time permits and all questions submitted will be answered via email.

LSC Committees




Gregory Mason, Chair

Wiley Taylor III, Chair

Amanda Gage-Willis, Co-Chair

Eileen Holzhauer

H. Council Wilson, Co-Chair

Laurie Inman


Laurie Inman

Monica Prinz



Note: CIWP Committee meetings are open to all members of the MLA Parents & Staff community.




For a copy of the CIWP, click here.

Return to top of page

Meeting Dates

All meetings are posted on the school calendar

CPS website