Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    02/13/2008  08:35 AM

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Recording Secretary:    Niesha Mack-Freeman

Location of meeting:    CCMS Library

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  01/11/2008


Members Present:

Bueno, Jose (Principal)
Conroy, Denise (Union Steward)
Belkin, Linda (Teacher)
Covone, Gina (Teacher)
Mack-Freeman, Niesha (Teacher)
Riley, Sherry (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Cartwright, Judy (Parent)
Hobson, Annmarie (Parent)
(Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Excused):

Hildenbrand, Susan (Teacher)
House, Karen (Teacher)
Mesa, Ivonne (Educational Support Employee)
Pino, Marisol (Alternate Educational Support)
Fernandez, Hilda (Parent)
Gonzalez, Haylen (Parent)
Lawrence, Nadine (Parent)
Reinhart-Incera, Cynthia (Parent)
Giron, Gloria (Alternate Parent)
Humer, Michael (Student)
Nino, Maria (Alternate Student)
Olivera, Carlos (Alternate Student)
Freeman, Adrian (Business/Community Representative)
Rodriguez, Orlando

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Valdes, Hancer (Student)
Marante, Gyo (Teacher)

Topics Covered:

The meeting opened at 8:38 am. Ms. Riley read the minutes and they were approved. The motion was made by Ms. Hildenbrand and seconded by Ms. Cartwright.

Ms. Riley stated that some of the magazines have started coming in. She asked that the teachers encourage students to check out magazines. Teachers are also encouraged to use the professional section of the library. She also informed us that Google is having a K-12 contest on a "What If..." drawing. the deadline is May 20, 2008. The awards are a $10,000 scholarship, computers for the child's school, and their artwork will be displayed on the Google page.

Ms. Covone stated that 34 kids went to the ING Marathon. Medals were received and pictures were taken. The bus arrived on time and everything went great.

Mrs. Mack-Freeman discussed that Family Math Night was a great success. There was standing room only in the cafeteria and all of the students and parents had a great time.

Ms Belkin informed the committee that February 26 would be Language Arts Night. They are asking for the help of the PTA to purchase the spaghetti.

Mr. Bueno discussed the waivers for the 2008-2009 school year. The waivers are needed because we want to go contrary to the UTD contract. Waivers included block scheduling. There would be planning every other day. There were two schedules proposed. The first was the normal block with seeing the students every other day. The second was normal block plus one. This schedule will have one day of a 1-6 schedule. Through this schedule there would one day designated for testing. Riley motioned and Conroy seconded the approval.

Secondly, he discussed the following positions: Middle School Athletic Director, Middle School Activities Director, Data, Uniform Enforcement, Disciplin/Assistant to Ms. Harris. The following positions would have a supplement attached EXCEPT for the disciple position. The discipline position would not be able to fall back on the contract. They would go into it knowing they are assuming the responsibility of an adminstrator. The positions were motioned for approval by Ms. Covone and seconded by Ms. Riley.

FCAT Student Treats- $2,999 was awarded to administration. There is a remainder of $800-$900. Bueno is requestiing to purchase the 100 calorie snacks to give to the students during FCAT. He is requesting any and all remaining funds from the Saturday School. Saturday School would still be funded as priority number one. This was motioned for approval by Ms. Mack-Freeman and seconded by Ms. Hobson.

Parent Night Conferences- They have been canceled by MDCPS and Mr. Bueno is requesting that he is able to fund evening conferences if it is not funded through the district.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 am. It was motioned by Ms. Conroy and seconded by Ms. Hobson.