E. H. Sutherland Elementary School
10015 S. Leavitt Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
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LSC Minutes - 12/2/08
Sutherland Local School Council
Special Call Meeting Minutes
December 2, 2008
1. Meeting convenes at 4:05 p.m.
2. Role was taken. Members present were: Mike Barnum, Cathy Bennett, Bill Cahill, Catherine Gannon, Julia Moran, Meg O'Sullivan-Reidy, Ron Traylor, Donna Somerville, and Charlie Zarzecki. Absent were: Melissa Ciezki and Cheryl Kite.
3. Minutes from the November Meeting were not available to be read.
4. The Principal's Report was dristributed, read and explained by Ms. Gannon.
- Individual meetings with teachers to discuss student data occurred as the first quarter ended.
- Special recognition was given to Mrs. O'Connor and Mrs. Ryan from Lt. Governor Quinn for participation in the Honor Flight Chicago fundraiser. Sutherland was the only school to receive this honor. Both of these teachers were appropriately congratulated for the efforts in obtaining this honor for the school.
- Test Score review was conducted using the trend data sheets. Scores continue to improve.
- Highlights of the student survey were presented.
- The After School Program will resume after the winter break and continue until ISAT testing.
- The Cultural enrichment program to date has been enjoyed by students at all grade levels.
- Professional Development opportunities continue for all faculty.
- Supplemental materials have been purchased to help teachers better meet the needs of students and to monitor growth of the students academically.
- Residency cases continue to be submitted as necessary with special attention being given to priority cases.
5. Public Comment:
- Several Parents raised questions about the letter which was sent to all Third Grade parents regarding class size and expressed great concern with the "overcrowding" they see in third grade classrooms. They were also concerned about and questioned the flexible schedules which the classroom aides are assigned. Though it is not LSC policy, attempts were made by various members and Ms. Gannon to answer questions and explain class size and the continuing vigilance of the LSC and Administration concerning the situation.
- Questions and comments were made about school policy toward incidents of bullying which might occur on school grounds. Concern was expressed about how several recent incidents were handled.
- Comments were made concerning what plan might be used regarding class size for the Fourth Grade classes next year.
6. PPLC: No Report.
7. PTA: Donna Somerville reported on general business and events and also spoke of planned fundraisers for the future.
8. Building and Grounds: Continuing efforts for snow removal during the recent weather conditions is a priority at this time.
9. School Climate: Sports teams (Basketball and Volleyball) are in full swing.
10. New Business: None.
11. Old Business:
- Enrichment: Meg O'Sullivan reported that continuing efforts are being made to bring various cultural events into school on a monthly basis.
- Enrollment: This topic was covered by Ms. Gannon in her report.
12. Next LSC Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
13. The meeting was adjourned at 5:40 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Michael Barnum
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