On Wednesday December 10, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. we will have an Edison Gifted Local School Council meeting followed.
Do not miss this opportunity to learn about what your LSC is doing. A full agenda will be published prior to the meeting.
The meeting is expected to include discussions about efforts to improve communications, the safety and security of our students and staff, curriculum, our school's relationship with our new neighbors, as well as ways parents can volunteer to make meaningful contributions to our school.
Please plan to attend the Edison Gifted LSC meeting on Wednesday December 10, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
Edison Regional Gifted Center
Local School Council
Minutes of December 10, 2008 Meeting
The December 10, 2008 Meeting of the Edison Regional Gifted Center Local School Council was called to order at 6:35 p.m. in the gymnasium. A quorum was present.
All members were in attendance: Mr. Michael Early, Mr. Matt Farmer, Mrs. Saundra Gray, Ms. Christine Kim, Ms. Kathleen Lally, Mr. Marc Papadogiannis, Ms. Robin Rumsey, Mrs. Patricia Strelecki and Mr. Harlan Wallach.
The LSC Meeting
Agenda presented by Mr. Early was approved. (See Agenda dated
The minutes of the October 15, 2008 and November 12, 2008 meetings were approved.
Mr. Early announced that during the business portion of the meeting only LSC members were going to participate, and afterwards questions and comments would be received from the members of the audience during the Open Forum portion of the meeting.
Principal’s Report by Mrs. Gray: See Mrs. Gray’s written report dated December 10, 2008 attached.
Science Labs Status Report by Mr. Coyne: See his written report dated December 10, 2008. CPS contacted Mr. Coyne as a CPS vendor to take on the project last May/June. The project has dragged on because it should be done right rather than done quickly. The scope of the project is much higher than initial “in kind” labs of old Edison site because we will be getting two high school level labs. The lab cabinets and furniture are due in February and project cannot move forward until they arrive. When they arrive, project will move as quickly as possible. Mrs. Gray has proposed to relocate the students out of the classrooms temporarily so work can be done during workdays.
PPLC Committee Report by Mr. Papadogiannis and Mrs. Strelecki: They received proper instructions/guidelines on how to set up the committee. Mrs. Strelecki will chair and Mr. Papadogiannis will co-chair and an additional 7 faculty members will be on the committee (for a total of 9 members). Mr. Wallach offered for the committee to use the LSC website to post notes and announcements. The committee is currently working on modifying the homework policy to allow students to be more successful. The new policy will be distributed before winter break and implemented after winter break.
Curriculum & SIPAAA Committee Report by Mr. Papadogiannis: Mr. Papadogiannis asks for parent volunteers to work on grants and he will forward a list of grants to interested parties. He hopes to form partnerships with parents coaching teachers. He is looking for a coordinator to take over in January so he can focus on actually writing grants.
Transportation Committee Report by Mrs. Oberhardt: Jewels has generally improved though there are still problems with specific routes. Edison will continue to work with Jewels’ owner because the alternative of having separate bus companies would be worse.
Communications, Public Relations & Technology Committee Report by Mr. Wallach: Shari Hosp and Karen Pryor is working on public relations and have been disseminating good news.
Safety & Security Committee Report by Alex Gallegos:
PTO Report by Mrs. Kim: Highlights of PTO’s November 18, 2008 meeting:
Highlights of December 9, 2008 meeting:
Motion for executive (closed) session made and passed to discuss personnel issues at 8:14 p.m.
Executive Session called to order at 8:25 p.m. and meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at school.
/s/ Christine Kim, Secretary
These minutes were approved as corrected on 1/14/09.