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July 21, 2016


NOTICE WAS GIVEN that the Local School Council had scheduled a regular meeting on Wednesday July 21, 2016 to begin at 8:30 AM at Farnsworth School, 5414 North Linder Avenue, in Chicago, Illinois.


I. Call to Order @8:37am 

II. Roll Call

Jim Oehler
Kristin Stephens
Barbara Oken
Aryn Fletcher
Christina Hatley
Becky Bush (AB)
Sally Usmani (AB)
Lori Sechescan (AB)
Nancy Connolly (AB)
Pat McCann
Eva Rodriguez
Carrie Warner

III. Approval of Minutes
-Approval from Organizational Meeting will be tabled until 1st regulatory scheduled meeting.
-Jim Oehler-1st
-Carrie Warner-2nd

IV. Public Comment
-None at this time

V. Principal’s Report
CIWP Budget Overview

-The overall CPS deficit has been decreased from $1.1 billion to 300 million

-Farnsworth will NOT face any additional staffing cuts

-However, there will be 10th/20th day adjustments based on student enrollment and IF a position remains unstaffed for 30 days money will be taken from school budget

-SGSA money will carryover and we will get rollover money reimbursed.

-There was a loss of $146, 096 from 2016 to 2017

-However, Title I funds are still being allocated, as well as a new additional Title II fund allocation of an additional

$102, 000

-An additional 6th grade teaching position as well as a full-time bilingual position are opening for the 2016-2017 school year.

Motion was made by Aryn Fletcher to approve the CIWP for the 2016-2017 School Year.
The motion was 2nd, by Jim Oehler and passes unanimously 8-0 with no abstentions.

Motion was made by Jim Oehler to approve the Budget for the 2016-2017 School Year.
The motion was 2nd, by Aryn Fletcher and passes 7-0 with one abstentions.

VI. Announcement of First Regular Meeting
-September 14th 2016 @ 8:15am

VII. Adjourn @9:27am
-Jim Oehler-1st
-Aryn Fletcher-2nd