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April 2016


NOTICE WAS GIVEN that the Local School Council has scheduled a Bi-Annual meeting on Wednesday April 6th, 2016 that began at 5:00 p.m. at Farnsworth School, 5414 North Linder Avenue, in Chicago, Illinois. 


I. Call to Order @5:31pm

II. Roll Call
Jim Oehler
Kristin Stephens
Barbara Oken @6:01pm
Roseanne Stansbury-Nelson
Kathleen O’Donnell
Kenneth Cominek @6:02pm
Aryn Fletcher
Christina Hatley
Becky Bush (AB)
Jeannie Gustafson (AB)
Diane Baran
Sally Usmani

III. Vote to Approve Agenda
Jim Oeheler-1st
Aryn Fletcher-2nd

IV. Vote to Approve Minutes
Aryn Fletcher-1st
Christina Hatley-2nd

V. Principal Evaluation (Move to closed session)
Jim Oehler made a motion to go into closed session for the purpose of principal evaluation. The motion was 2nd by Kathy O’Donnell. The motion passes unanimously.

Jim Oehler made a motion to go back into open session for the purpose of principal evaluation. The motion was 2nd by Christina Hatley. The motion passes unanimously.

VI. Vote to approve Principal Evaluation - OPEN session to resume at 6PM
A motion was made to approve Part 1 of the principal evaluation as conducted in closed session.

A roll call vote was taken and passed unanimously.

VII. Public Comment

Please note: Public Comment is limited to 2 minutes, and you must sign in prior to the start of the meeting.

VIII. Reports
A. Chairperson

There is a parent vacancy on the LSC effective immediately as Jeanie Gustafson has resigned due to employment with the Chicago Public Schools.

B. Student Council Report
Unavailable due to evening meeting schedule

C. Principal
State of the School
-Highlights Include:
-Enrollment 614 to current 623

-Current Attendance: NO IEP 95.65%
                                  IEP 89.72%

-Personalized Letter from NWEA Consultant praising Farnsworth for its 90th percentile growth “that means there are only 7-10% of the schools across the nation that matched or had higher growth than your 3rd-8th grade students” –Sherry Bushre-Lukes

-Safety and Security Analysis was completed and Farnsworth is working with the Alderman’s office to address the concerns that were identified.

Aryn Fletcher departed at 6:41pm

Budget/Spending Approval


Book Fair is this coming Tuesday, April 12
Legopalooza is coming up May 16th

E. Friends of Farnsworth
Still dormant

F. Committees
BAC-None at this time
PPLC-None at this time
CIWP-LRE-None at this time

IX. New Business
A. None

X. Old Business
A. None

XI. Set next Meeting Date
-May 11, 2016 at 8:15 AM

XII. Vote to Adjourn
-Jim Oehler-1st
-Roseanne Stansbury-Nelson-2nd