JUNE 10 2009 LSC MEETING

Edison Regional Gifted Center
4929 North Sawyer
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 534-0540 phone
534-0539 fax

Wednesday, 6:30 PM
June 10, 2009
OPEN MEETING

The next Edison Regional Gifted Center Local School Council meeting will be on June 10 at 6:30

This meeting will be our last meeting of the school year.  Please plan to attend.

An agenda will be posted prior to the meetings.

Please attend the next Edison Regional Gifted Center Local School Council meeting on June 10 at 6:30 PM.
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Meeting Agenda

Edison Regional Gifted Center Local School Council

Thomas A. Edison Regional Gifted Center

4929 North Sawyer, Chicago, IL

June 10, 2009

1.             Call to Order (at 6:30 p.m.)

2.             Roll Call

3.             Approval of Agenda

4.             Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting

5.             Recommendation to develop a cohesive strategic plan to improve the use of technology within the school; vote on motion.

6.             Recommendation to develop cross-curricular programs and projects to enrich the gifted education of the students; vote on motion.

7.             Recommendation to improve the quality of recess for our students; vote on motion. 

8.             Reports:

                a.             Principal

                b.             PPLC Committee

                c.             Curriculum & SIPAAA Committee

                d.             Safety & security Committee

                e.             Transportation

            9.             Open Forum

            10.          Executive Session to discuss personnel issues

            11.          Vote on any motions related to personnel issues

            12.          Adjourn

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Edison Regional Gifted Center

Local School Council

Minutes of June 10, 2009 Meeting

 

The June 10, 2009 Meeting of the Edison Regional Gifted Center Local School Council was called to order at 6:31 p.m. in the gym. A quorum was present.

 

Members in attendance: Mr. Michael Early, Mr. Matt Farmer, Mrs. Saundra Gray, Ms. Christine Kim, Mr. Marc Papadogiannis, Ms. Robin Rumsey, Mrs. Patricia Strelecki.

Member not in attendance: Ms. Kathleen Lally, Mr. Harlan Wallach.

 

The LSC Meeting Agenda presented by Mr. Early was approved. (See Agenda dated
June 10, 2009.)

 

The minutes of the May 13, 2009 and May 27, 2009 meetings were approved as read.

 

Motion, the LSC recommends that the school, under Mrs. Gray’s leadership, develop a cohesive strategic plan to improve the use of technology within the school. Present a draft to the LSC by October 15, 2009 and the final plan to the LSC by November 15, 2009 with implementation to begin by January 15, 2010, passed unanimously.

 

Commentary included that the technology plan can be big or small.

 

Motion, the LSC recommends that the school, under Mrs. Gray’s leadership, develop Edison-specific cross-curricular programs and/or projects to enrich the gifted education of our academically advanced student body, passed unanimously.

 

Motion, the LSC recommends that the school, under Mrs. Gray’s leadership, improve the quality of recess for our students, passed unanimously.

 

Commentary included noting the physical limitations; that indoor recess is not a punishment; first recess is a quiet recess for upper grades; Mrs. Gray will assign a chairperson to a committee to come up with a plan.

 

Principal Report by Mrs. Gray: 

  • The news broadcast station is up and running this week. New cameras have been ordered.
  • The property manager said we need to contact the city to pave the grass in front and south of the building. If anyone can help with a proper contact in the city, please contact Mrs. Gray.
  • The Fun Fair today was a great event. Notes were taken to improve on it next year. Mrs. Oberhardt sprained her ankle.
  • Mrs. Gray has hired Mrs. Heneghan as new third grade teacher.

 

PPLC Committee Report by Mrs. Strelecki: Committee plans on working to coordinate homework assignments for grades 5-8 next year.

 

Curriculum & SIPAAA Committee Report by Mr. Papadogiannis: Committee has not met, so there is no report. Next year, committee will be drafting a new SIPAAA.

 

Safety & Security Committee Report: No meeting, no report.

 

PTO Report by Mrs. Kim: PTO has met on May 20, 2009 and June 3, 2009.

  • PTO has purchased two sets of risers for future graduations and for choir at a cost of approximately $2000.
  • PTO is purchasing liability insurance for it and its officers for a cost of $300-$500.
  • Yesterday, PTO acknowledged Mrs. Levin on her retirement during the Third Grade Awards ceremony with a certificate of appreciation, gift certificate and flowers.
  • Rosetta Stone has been discussed but no decisions have been made, mainly due to the annual costs of approximately $6000 to maintain program. Ongoing discussions will continue.
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Transportation Report by Mrs. Gray:  Families did not hand in bus applications and they are all needed back. As usual, annual bus service is not guaranteed.

 

Open Forum: Discussion was had about issues regarding retaining our students. Four students are leaving Edison in current 6th grade. CPS policy that elementary students do not get credit for high school classes is a factor. In addition, issues regarding Edison’s high academic level without grades reflecting the higher level was discussed.

 

Board moved into Executive Session from 7:46 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

 

Motion to accept Principal Evaluation with modifications passed unanimously.

 

Next meeting will be an organizational meeting held on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at school.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

 

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

                                                                        /s/ Christine Kim, Secretary

 


These minutes were approved as read on 7/1/09.

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