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October 2014

FARNSWORTH LOCAL SCHOOL 
Regular and “State of the School” Meeting 
October 8, 2014 



Meeting called to order at 5:35 PM by the Chair.

Roll Call – Members present: Ms. Bush, Ms. Fletcher, Mrs. Hatley, Ms. O’Donnell, Mr. Oehler, Mrs. OKen, Mrs. Stansbury-Nelson.
Members absent: Mr. Cominek, Mrs. Gustafson, Mr. Simball, Ms. Stephens
A quorum was established.

It was moved, seconded, and passed to accept the agenda.

It was moved, seconded, and passed to accept the minutes of the previous meeting.


PUBLIC COMMENT
Ms. Kate Wertime spoke about the Elston-Armstrong TIF project. She brought up that money was to be used to improve the playground. It was reported that Alderman Arena did not feel TIF money should be used for school, but, rather, improvement of the business community.

Ms. Heather Fritz asked about peanut products on the school breakfast and lunch menus. She was told that those items were not being offered at Farnsworth. 


Chairperson’s Report – Five week progress reports go out on Friday. Training and finger printing is required for LSC members. 


Principal’s Report – “State of the School”
I. Introduction: Mission Statement, Vision, and CPS Framework for Success
II. Demographics and Statistics
III. Spring Results and Student Growth
IV. Priorities: Literacy, Math, Science, Attendance, English Learners, Diverse Learners
V. Initiatives and Programs
VI. Accolades and Challenges

A full copy of the report is available in the office.
We were denied, again, for All-Stars. Our program was “too academic”.


Student Council – Officers were elected

PTA – There are 84 members. We sponsored a Bowlers’ Nite and had 38 participants. Monster Bash – October 17, and Monster Ball October 24. Coupon books will be sold. 


Foundation – No Report
BAC – No Report
PPLC – No Report
LRE – Printed Report


Old Business – Champions may begin at semester break, in January.

New Business – It was moved by Mr. Oehler, seconded by Ms. O’Donnell to allocate up to $9500 for the following: $5500 for After-School Algebra Program, one Crone Book cart and up to $4000 for after school program. Motion passed. 


Our next meeting will be on November 12, Report Card Pick-Up day, at 10 AM.


Meeting adjourned at 7:09 PM.