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January 2015

JAMES B. FARNSWORTH LOCAL SCHOOL COUNCIL 

NOTICE WAS GIVEN that the Local School Council held a meeting on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Farnsworth School, 5414 North Linder Avenue, in Chicago, Illinois. 


THE AGENDA FOR THE MEETING IS AS FOLLOWS:


I. Call to Order @ 8:17am


II. Roll Call (Established Quorum)

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



III. Vote to Approve Agenda
-Jim Oehler-1st
-Christina Hatley-2nd



IV. Vote to Approve Minutes from December meeting
-Aryn Fletcher-1st
-Kathy O’Donnell-2nd



V. Public Comment
-None at this time



VI. Reports
A. Chairperson

-Chairperson will approach member Ken Cominek to see if he is still interested in the LSC.


B. Student Council Report
-None at this time


C. Principal Reports

-Still exploring copier contracts

-NO changes to budget since last meeting

-Chrome carts have been ordered

-My Voice, My School survey currently available or teachers and students. Principal will advise when it will be open for parents

-Camille Unger is working with the ILT on SQRP data

-There will be a teacher PD on January 30th

-CIWP will need to be revisited in order to reflect Title 1 status

-Currently (3) student teachers working in the building

-Per the updated Student Code of Conduct there will be an upcoming Restorative Justice Training  for staff

-Upcoming Game Night from 6=7:30pm, possibly seek out student council funding to create a “Game Cart”

-Winter MAPS testing is currently being conducted.

-Possibly planning a mid-year assembly

-Ron Sanders (Lead Engineer) in charge of snow removal, even on days where he may be placed  at another facility

-Title 1 info will be going out parents


D. PTA
-Holiday Bazaar was a success, thank you to 7th and 8th grade volunteers
-Upcoming Daddy-Daughter Dance


E. Farnsworth School Campus and Park Foundation
-There was a meeting on December 18th



F. Committees
-BAC-Phone calls were made; two parents have volunteered to join committee
-PPLC-Email sent to staff regarding procedures
-CIWP-LRE-Report was reviewed, 152 students w/ IEPs



VII. New Business
-Further discuss compensation for Adam S. for updating and running Farnsworth School website
-LSC Staff representative-Mrs. Baran potentially interested



VIII. Old Business
-PAC-PPLC establishment update-email was sent to the staff
-PB 45 Update-Christina H. on advisory committee and reports that they are still sorting through the submissions.
-Playlot snow removal –Mrs. Oken will speak to Mr. Sanders about options. Teachers’ lot is contracted through CPS and does not extend beyond the parking lot.



IX. Set next Meeting Date-LSC Regular Meeting
-February 11, 2015 @ 8:15am



X. Vote to Adjourn @8:55am
-Motion to adjourn was made by
-1st Jim Oehler
-2nd Christina Hatley