September 9, 2009 LSC Meeting

The Local School Council of the

Edison Regional Gifted Center

Dear Parents of Students attending the Edison Regional Gifted Center:

On Wednesday September 9th at 6:30 p.m. (the second day of school) we will have the first Local School Council meeting of the new school year.  Please join us for this meeting.

This LSC meeting promises to be a good way to be an informed and active member of our school community.  The meeting will feature a report from our principal, Mrs. Gray, a discussion of transportation issues and a preview of some of the good fundraising efforts planned by our school’s PTO.  LSC members will vote on the leadership of LSC committees at Wednesday’s meeting. 

LSC Committees empower parents to positively impact their child(ren)'s education.  As concerned parents, you have the required skills.  Please consider leading or being an active member in a committee.  Submit your name to LSC member, Kathleen Lally, at 773-775-4184 or if you would like to be involved. 

The following LSC Committees need active parent members:

Curriculum & SIPAAA Committee – to make recommendations on curriculum and other academic enhancements plus aid in the preparation of the School Improvement Plan to Advance Academic Achievement (“SIPAAA”);

Safety & Security Committee – to make recommendations on maximizing the safety and security of the students and staff;

Communications, Technology & Public Relations Committee – to optimize communication among the entire school community, to help develop the school’s use of technology and to bring additional positive attention to our school by publicizing the school’s and our students’ accomplishments; and

Budget Committee to help fulfill the LSC’s duties regarding the school budget and to work with the administration and the PTO on funding issues.

In addition, our September 9th LSC meeting will have an open forum where we will welcome any concerns or suggestions regarding our school.  This is an open meeting subject to the Illinois Open Meetings Act.

Please plan to attend the LSC meeting on Wednesday September 9th at 6:30 p.m.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Mike Early

Chairman of the Local School Council

for the Edison Regional Gifted Center

LSC Meeting Agenda

Edison Regional Gifted Center Local School Council Meeting

Thomas A. Edison Regional Gifted Center

4929 North Sawyer, Chicago, IL

September 9, 2009

6:30 p.m.

1.       Call to Order

2.       Roll Call

3.       Approval of Agenda

4.       Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting

5.       Reports:

            a.                  Principal

            b.                  Report on LRE  

            c.                   Transportation

6.       Nominations and vote on Committee Leadership

            b.                  PPLC Committee

            c.                   Curriculum & SIPAAA Committee

            d.                  Communications, Public Relations and Technology Committee

e.                  Safety & Security Committee

                        f.                   Budget                

            7.        Motion in Support of PTO Fundraising Activities (discussion and vote)

            8.        Open Forum

            9.        Announce date of next meeting

            10.      Adjourn

Harlan Wallach Wallach,
Sep 4, 2009, 7:38 AM