LSC MEETING – 20170313

LSC MEETING – 20170313

OA Thorp Scholastic Academy

Monday, March 13th 2017 @ 5:30pm

Attendees: Tim A., Monica D., Debbie D., Ms. Alper, Jerry C., Mr. Robles, Amy E., Efren T., Tammy W., George M.

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Review/Approval of Minutes
    • Motion to approve the Minutes Motioned: Monica D. , Seconded: George M.
    • Vote: passed w/unanimous consent
  • Approval of Agenda
    • Motion to approve agenda including the vote for the principal evaluation survey and addition of explorer theatre discussion to new business Motioned: Monica D. , Seconded: George M.
    • Vote: passed w/unanimous consent
  • LSC Committees Updates & Reports:
    • Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP)
      • Covered under Principal Report
    • Professional Personnel Leadership Committee (PPLC)
      • Discussion of the role of PPLC versus ILT
      • Discussion of homogenous versus heterogenous classes next year. Have survey results from Ms. K but are additional questions of having more quantitative data. The group wants to be a part of this discussion. Mr. T acknowledged discussion will be happening post testing.
    • Communications Committee
      • Reviewed the script for the LSC Minute
        • Added a disclaimer to the description on the video with link to official minutes.
        • Working to add disclaimer to the video itself for future videos.
        • Pushed distribution to FoT, PTA, and room parents.
      • Web site
        • Reviewed front page of trial site for the web.
        • Mr. T will have an initial mockup of the new staff page next meeting.
      • Discussed communication changes coming out of the gas incident
    • Principal Evaluation Committee
      • Discussed changes in the survey questions for the Principal Evaluation Survey.
    • Friends of Thorp
      • Taste of Thorp on 3/25
    • PTA
      • Book Fair
    • 8th Grade Committee
      • Dine out
      • Loyola camp ground overnight trip in May.
  • Principal’s Report
    • General updates
    • Update on the curriculum document. Targeting May for completion.
    • Re-raised the issues with the ability to have meetings with staff and keeping communication flow up. Without dedicated time for those meeting it’s difficult to get strong amounts of staff at meetings.
    • Question about ILT versus PPLC
      • ILT is something Mr. Toledo finds value from the teachers that volunteer.
      • PPLC is elected from the teachers
      • Tim A. requested that Mr. Toledo and the PPLC teacher reps meet to determine a more functional model for PPLC/ILT
  • Old Business
    • Internal Accounts Review
    • Field Trip for students K-8th
  • New Business
    • Safety Updates/Follow up
    • Internal Accounts Review
    • Upcoming fiscal cuts from CPS
      • None envisioned.
  • Items up for voting
    • Principal evaluation survey
      • Motion to approve the evaluation survey with modified questions Motioned: Monica D, Seconded: Ms. Dean
      • Vote: passed w/unanimous consent, Toledo Abstained.
  • Public Participation/Announcements
    • Letter from Ms. Galligan detailing the issues with loss of meeting time and with loss of professional planning time.
      • Amy A. questioned whether the LSC should consider a sub-committee to address the recurring issues around breakdown in communication between staff and administration. Discussion ensued, the LSC will look to the outcomes of the initial meeting with Toledo and PPLC reps before deciding on broader next steps.
  • Adjourn