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Minutes- Apr 14, 2016

Ray School Local School Council Meeting

Thursday, April 14th @6:15 pm, Ray cafeteria

  1. Call to order & LSC roll call

Megan Thole, Eleni Lemberis, Jenny Wejman, Ramona Burress, Silvia Arbelaez-Ellis, Kara Scott, Cynthia Horth (7 Quorum met) at 6:29pm

Absent: Scott Shurtliff, Mosea Harris, Andy Carter, Fran Grossman, Chris Allen

  1. Approve agenda. Kara moved, Ramona seconded. All in favor.
  2. 2016-2018 LSC election results announcements (Note: LSC will approve and certify the election results in its May 5th meeting)

Results: Parent representatives: Silvia Arbelaez-Ellis, Scott Shurtliff, Ramona Burress, Mosea Harris, Kara Scott, Megan Kruis. Community: Andy Carter and Fran Grossman. Teachers: Eleni Lemberis and Anita Walker. Staff: Sonia Vergara.

  1. Principal report and vote on budget Items, if necessary (Megan Thole)

PD will focus on Science curriculum.

Attendance is 94.8% and is moving up. Let’s keep it up to get over 95%. 7th and 8th grade trip to the HP Arts Center was today.

{Scott Shurtliff arrived 6:40pm. Total 8).

Ms. Green sadly and surprisingly passed away March 18. Condolences to her family. There was a service for her at Ray. Dierdre Dietrichson was hired to replace her.

CIWP: ILT/PPLC determined 5 focus areas for the next 2016-18 CIWP priorities. Will reconvene to meet with CIWP Committee.

Budget: CPS has asked for Ray to save $34,500 until the end of the year.

Also propose to Transfer $10,546.59 to support Lunch/ Recess for additional support/staffing.

Scott Proposes to approve a transfer of money for 2 people for Recess support. Jenny seconds. All in favor: Unanimous.

  1. LSC announcements, including committee reports if applicable. NONE
  2. Opportunity for public comment* NONE
  1. LSC Closed Session: LSC will conduct its annual Principal Evaluation in a closed session.

Scott moved and Ramona seconded to go into closed session. All in favor: Yes (Unanimous).

–Came out of Closed Session–

  1. Vote to approve LSC Principal Evaluation Ratings.

Scott motioned to use the ratings for Ms. Thole. Jenny seconded. All in favor: Unanimous (7).

Scott: On Communication and Feedback, that there is some good feedback and some irrelevant information that goes to parents from schools.

Scott: Another feedback, that there are so many activities and there is no cohesive focus. It is possible to get one to three things that we as a school could focus on. The afterschool activities are an example of so many different things but for no specific purpose.

  1. Vote to approve previous minutes. NONE.

Eleni and Scott left at 7:40pm.

  1. Opportunity for public comment* None – No Public
  1. Adjourn. At 7:50pm.

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