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December 2014


NOTICE WAS GIVEN that the Local School Council held a meeting on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Farnsworth School, 5414 North Linder Avenue, in Chicago, Illinois. 


I. Call to Order @ 8:25am

II. Roll Call (Established Quorum)

-Jim Oehler
-Kristin Stephens
-Barbara Oken
-Roseanne Stansbury-Nelson
-Kathleen O’Donnell
-Kenneth Cominek
-Aryn Fletcher
-Christina Hatley
-Mike Simball (AB)
-Becky Bush
-Terry Ann Burke
-Jeannie Gustafson

III. Vote to Approve Agenda
-Kenneth Cominek-1st
-Aryn Fletcher-2nd

IV. Vote to Approve Minutes from November meeting
-Kathy O’Donnell-1st
-Kenneth Cominek-2nd

V. Public Comment
-None at this time

VI. Reports
A. Chairperson
-As a reminder the new LSC training must be completed by May of 2015. Online training is available.

-Update: Any parent can join the PAC, current LSC members included.

B. Student Council Report
-Paolo B. (President) and Roger I. (Vice President) were both present at the meeting.

-They discussed the goals of Student Council which emphasized community involvement.

-They are currently working on an iPad mini raffle that will benefit an end of the year school project.

C. Principal Reports
-The 2014 SQRP was issued and Farnsworth received a Level 1Plus (which the highest standing).

-Requesting funds in the amount of $3000.00 to support the Advotek (technology assistance) budget line.
A motion was made by Jim Oehler to move $3000.00 from SBBfund(115) to fund Advotek technology support.
Christina Hatley-1st
Kenneth Cominek-2nd
Motion carries with a unanimous vote and no discussion

-Recently sponsored a Holidays Around the World (K-3)
-PTA looking for an age appropriate assembly for (4-8)
-Manna Gift Card orders will continue
-PTA enrollment is at 100% staff, 42 parent members; Looking for ways to increase involvement.
-Save the Date notices will be sent home regarding Creative Dramatics enrollment-students will be performing The Wizard of Oz. Participation will be fee based.
-Holiday Bazaar is Friday, December 12th

E. Farnsworth School Campus and Park Foundation
-Next meeting is set for next Thursday, December 18th
-Last membership drive resulted in approximately 40 new members

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

VII. New Business
-Christina Hatley attended a PB45 meeting and requested fund to assist in updating Farnsworth playground equipment. She will be forming a committee to see the project through.

VIII. Old Business
-Student Resources and Database links updated on School Website
-Revisit visitor procedures to avoid the abundance of stickers found outside on school property.

IX. Set next Meeting Date-LSC Regular Meeting
-January 14, 2015 @ 8:15am

X. Vote to Adjourn @9:30am
-Motion to adjourn was made by
-1st Jim Oehler
-2nd Kenneth Cominek