Welcome to the Ray Local School Council blog! On this site you will find information related to governance of our school including on this page the names and email contacts for current LSC members and our meeting calendar. Other pages have approved minutes from past meetings. We will post other information as appropriate.
What is the LSC for?
The primary responsibilities of LSCs include 1) approving how funds and resources are allocated, 2) developing and monitoring the annual school improvement plan, the Continuous Improvement Work Plan (formerly SIPAAA), and 3) evaluating the principal.
Learn more at the Chicago Public Schools Web site.
Who is on the LSC?
The LSC is an elected group, made up of 6 parents, 2 teachers, 1 non-teaching staff representative, 2 representatives from the Hyde Park community where the school is located, and the principal. The LSC members serve two-year terms; the current term runs from July 2016 to June 2018. Ray School’s current LSC member are:
- Silvia Arbelaez-Ellis, firstname.lastname@example.org, Chair
- Kara Scott, email@example.com, Secretary
- Ramona Burress, firstname.lastname@example.org, Vice-Chair
- Megan Kruis, email@example.com
- Ronisha Preckwinkle, (email forthcoming)
- Scott Shurtliff, firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff & Teacher:
- Eleni Lemberis, email@example.com
- Sonia Vergara, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Anita Walker, email@example.com
- Andy Carter, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fran Grossman, email@example.com
- Megan Thole, firstname.lastname@example.org
When are the meetings?
Our meetings are open to all Ray School families, staff, and neighbors–please come, we’d love to have you! Public comment is always on the agenda and is an important part of each meeting.
Regular meetings will take place on the second Thursday of each month, with alternating times, either 6:00pm or 7:45 am. The scheduled meetings for this school year are: month (8/11, 9/8, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/6 (4/13 is Spring Break), 5/11, 6/8
August 11, 2016 at 6:00pm (Note: Evening)
September 8, 2016 at 7:45am (Note: Morning)
October 13, 2016 at 6:00pm (Note: Evening)
November 10, 2016 at 7:45am (Note: Morning)
December 8, 2016 at 6:00pm (Note: Evening)
January 12, 2017 at 7:45am (Note: Morning)
February 9, 2017 at 6:00pm (Note: Evening)
March 9, 2017 at 7:45am (Note: Morning)
April 6, 2017 at 6:00pm (Note: Evening)
May 11, 2017 at 7:45am (Note: Morning)
June 8, 2017 at 6:00pm (Note: Evening)
Official agendas for each meeting will be posted outside the office and/or on the front door of the school at 5631 S. Kimbark at least 48 hours prior to each meeting. Generally, meetings are held at Ray School, in the cafeteria or the library. We hope to be at the Family Resource Center soon. Please check the posted meeting agenda for location (occasionally we are required to meet at a site other than Ray School).
Committees & By-Laws
You can download the Ray LSC By-laws (updated in December 2013) here.
If you’d like to see the 2016-2018 Continuous Improvement Work Plan, you may download it here.