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May 16, 2014

Notice of Special Meeting - James B. Farnsworth School Council 

Notice is Hereby Given that the chairperson of the LSC has called a Special Meeting to begin at 8:15 am on May 16th, 2014 at Farnsworth School, 5414 N. Linder Ave. on Chicago, IL. 



The purposes of this Special Meeting are set forth in the following agenda:


I. Call to Order
-Meeting called to order at 8:24 am


II. Roll Call
-Melanie Moorhouse
-Monica Koziol (AB)
-Jim Oehler
-Kristin Stephens
-Barbara OKen
-Roseanne Stansbury-Nelson
-George Wilson
-Kathleen O’Donnell
-Kenneth Cominek
-Christina Hatley
-Mike Simball
-Aryn Fletcher


III. Approval of Agenda
-Melanie Moorhouse-1st
-Kathleen O’Donnell-2nd


IV. Public Participation
-None at this time


V. Specific Items to be Discussed
a. Approval of CIWP for term of 2014-2016
-Strategic Priorities
- (6) ELA, Math, Science, EL, Diverse Learners, Attendance
- Specific Emphasis:
- ELA milestones include the push of Close Reading strategies, including peer observations and inclusive unit plans that model Close Reading practices and Network aligned priorities per Lead ELA Teacher meetings
-Math goals include the full implementation of CCSS across all grade level. Math Leads will conduct in house PD with staff
- Updated departmentalized academic enrichment and intervention support minutes (for Reading & Math) mandated by the Network for grades 6-8th
-Science Leads will be assigned in the coming academic year in order to address the Next Generation Science Standards
-Diverse Learner milestones include an aim to reduce the achievement gap from 55% to 50%
- MTSS (formerly RTI) supports will also be reorganized
-EL strategies include the assignment of EL leads, linguistically responsive classrooms (PD will be provided), and the push of ELA endorsements for all teachers.
-Long discussion regarding Attendance with Network.
-There is roughly a 10% gap between general education attendance and special education (IEP) attendance.
-Attendance for next year will be tracked by LRE 1, LRE 2, LRE 3
-Incentives will be provided accordingly



Motion was made to approve the CIWP for 2014-2015 according to a role call vote: 

-Melanie Moorhouse 
-Monica Koziol (AB) 
-Jim Oehler 
-Kristin Stephens 
-Barbara OKen 
-Roseanne Stansbury-Nelson 
-George Wilson 
-Kathleen O’Donnell 
-Kenneth Cominek 
-Christina Hatley 
-Mike Simball 
-Aryn Fletcher 

All were in favor of the motion, with no abstentions 



b. Approval of School Budget for 2014-2015 School Year
-Total SBB Fund 115 per pupil allocation for FY15 is $2,366,542 (up from $2,122,869 in FY14)
-Funds all full time teachers including Assistant Principal
-SBB Funds available for FY15 is $65,266.00
-$32,832 for Substitute Bucket (to cover required teacher professional developments throughout the year)
-$29, 434 for Instructional Materials
-SGSA Fund 225 for FY15 is $261, 914
-Current funding includes: .5 Kindergarten, 1 teacher aide, 1 Middle School Teacher, 1 PE/Health Wellness teacher
-Leaving $9,831 for Instructional Materials-Digital
-Fund 356: Bilingual/ESL
-.5 ESL cut by OLCE
-Received .5 Bilingual Spanish



Motion was made to approve the fiscal budget for the 2015-2015 School Year
-Kenneth Cominek-1st
-Christina Hatley-2nd



VI. Motion to adjourn
-Melanie Moorhouse-1st
-George Wilson-2nd


-Meeting adjourned at 9:55 am