SUPPORT AND IMPROVE OUR SCHOOL -- JOIN AN LSC COMMITTEE!
What are LSC committees?
The LSC can create committees to bring together working groups of parents and staff in order to support and improve our school. Every LSC establishes committees as part of its organizational process. The LSC has created five committees so far this school year. The names and descriptions are below. Committees have the power to make recommendations to the LSC, although they do not have the power to make final binding decisions for the school. Joining an LSC committee is a way to share ideas, concerns, and expertise, and to participate in school support and improvement.
Who can be on an LSC committee?
Anyone who has an interest, an issue, or expertise to share can join. Members don’t have to be on the LSC. Committees usually have a chairperson, or co-chairs, approved by the LSC. The chairperson does not have to be an LSC member.
When and where do committees meet?
Each committee chair and its members decide on an ongoing basis when and where meetings will occur, and must make this information known to the community. Notice will be given through kid-mail and/or email, and posted on the LSC website. People who are interested in a committee but are unable to attend meetings are still encouraged to sign up, receive updates about committee activities, and get information on ways they can participate.
Who do I contact to join an LSC committee?
Attend committee meetings and volunteer to help. For more information feel free to contact LSC Chair Mike Early at firstname.lastname@example.org .
What are the committees and what will they do?
1. Communication Committee – Works to provide effective communication among the entire school community.
2. Technology Committee – Works to help develop the school’s use of technology.
3. CWIP & Curricular Committee – Aids in the development and review of the Continuous Improvement Work Plan (“CIWP”) and helps make recommendations on academic enhancements for our students.
4. Budget & Finance Committee – Helps fulfill the LSC’s duties regarding our school budget and works with the Administration on funding issues related to our school budget.
5. Outreach & Advocacy Committee – Works on outreach and advocacy concerning public issues that could affect funding for the school and to bring positive attention by publicizing the accomplishments of our school and our students. This committee will also assist in promoting positive interactions between the ERGC community and the community of the Albany Park Neighborhood.
6. Professional Personnel Leadership Committee – made up of teachers and other certified personnel, who work at Edison Regional Gifted Center, to advise the principal and the LSC on the education program and curriculum, and on the development and implementation of the CWIP.
7. Principle Evaluation Committee - Works to plan and execute the Principle Evaluation and maximize the quality of the evaluation.